Academic journal article Thomas Wolfe Review

The Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize

Academic journal article Thomas Wolfe Review

The Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize

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Winner of the 2011 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize from the North Carolina Writers' Network was Kristin FitzPatrick of Alameda, California, for "Queen City Playhouse" (published in this issue of the TWR, pages 126-35). FitzPatrick, who is at work on a novel, was the writer-in-residence at the Seven Hills School in Cincinnati in 2009-10. Her award-winning fiction has appeared in Colorado Review, Southeast Review, Epiphany, and other journals. Final judge Martin Clark, author of three bestselling and widely acclaimed novels, said of "Queen City Playhouse": "Great story, amazing characters, excellent conceit, beautiful, moving ending, nice turns of phrase. ..."

Clark also named two honorable mentions. First was Lisa Gornick of New York City for "Eleanor." Gornick is a graduate of Princeton and holds a PhD in clinical psychology from Yale. She is a graduate of the writing program at NYU and serves on the faculty of the Creative Writing Program at Fordham. She is the author of a novel, A Private Sorcery (Algonquin, 2002), and her short stories have have been published in numerous journals. …

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