I’m excited to report that The Gin Closet has been nominated for the LA Times’ Art Seidenbaum First Fiction prize.
You can read about the nomination here.
I’m really honored, excited to bring my mom as my date to the ceremony, and excited to read the work of the other nominees. It’s a really diverse list (and includes Peter Bognanni, a classmate from Iowa!):
Peter Bognanni, “The House of Tomorrow” (Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam)
Michael Sledge, “The More I Owe You” (Counterpoint)
Christine Sneed, “Portraits of a Few People I’ve Made Cry: Stories” (University of Massachusetts Press)
Tatjana Soli, “The Lotus Eaters” (St. Martin’s Press)