Sunday, November 30, 2008

Randall Brown - 2008 Flume Press Award Winner

Randall Brown, contributor for Dogs: Wet & Dry, won the 2008 Flume Press Chapbook contest with his short fiction collection Mad To Live.

Interview with Randall Brown:

From Flume Press:

Randall Brown’s flash fiction collection, Mad to Live, exists at the intersection where quirkiness and originality blend into something entirely new: a new voice in fiction that’s rapturous and funny and daring, with many layers of depth floating beneath the lyrical and crystalline surface. This is work of certain genius, raw genius hammered and compressed into short short stories that move us like poetry, that make us long, like the oddball characters in Randall’s collection, to devour life with the gusto with which a pregnant woman crunches down bugs. Raw, beautiful, ugly, supremely funny: Brown’s fiction lures us in then mesmerizes us with its incredible siren songs of loss.

–Terri Brown-Davidson, author of Marie, Marie, Hold On Tight and The Doll Artist's Daughter
With a keen, witty eye and a sensitive heart, the author manages, in the deft brushstrokes of the very short story, to capture the dizzy array of life’s twists and turns, keeping us in wonder and rapture all the while.

– Rob Davidson, author of Field Observations

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Benjamin Percy - The Whiting Award - Congratulations

Benjamin Percy, contributor for Dogs: Wet & Dry and author of a novel, The Wilding (forthcoming from Graywolf in 2009), and two books of short stories, Refresh, Refresh (Graywolf, 2007) and The Language of Elk (Carnegie Mellon, 2006), has just won the $50,000 Whiting Award. The award is given to emerging writers based on accomplishment and promise.

When congratulated on his news, Ben responded, "A part of me is still standing on the stage, blinking, completely dumbfounded."

Congratulations to Benjamin!!!