Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Toledo Author Wins Literature Prize

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Toledo Author Wins Literature Prize

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Brad Felver, author of the short story collection "The Dogs of Detroit," has won the 2018 Drue Heinz Literature Prize.

The award, which includes a $15,000 cash prize, is one of the most prestigious awards for a book of short stories.

The manuscript by Mr. Felver, 36, of Toledo, Ohio, was selected from among more than 300 entries. "The Dogs of Detroit" will be published by the University of Pittsburgh Press this year.

Wednesday's announcement came less than a week after Drue Heinz, who created the endowment for the accolade in 1991, died. The philanthropist was 103 and living in Lasswade, Scotland. She was the widow of H.J. "Jack" Heinz II, grandson of the founder of H.J. Heinz Co., which he also led as CEO.

Regarding this year's prize, Lynne Sharon Schwartz, a novelist and poet, selected Mr. Felver's work for the award. …

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