Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Winners of 2012 Faulkner-Wisdom Writing Competition

Congrats to winners and runner-ups of 2012 Faulkner-Wisdom Writing Competition.  Two of my novels did make the finals this year, A Perfect Day for an Expat Exit, novel, and The Girl in the Bathtub, novel-in-progress.  A third novel, The Resurrection of Jonathan Brady, was also a short-list finalist for the second year in a row.


Novel, Judged by Jeff Kleinman, Folio Literary Management
Winner:
Jerusalem As a Second Language by Rochelle Distelheim of Highland Park, IL
Runners-up: 
First:
An Organized Panic, The Author Has Asked to Remain Anonymous
Second:
Antonia Lively Breaks the Silence, David Samuel Levinson, Durham, NC

Novella, Judged by

Winner:
Inspection, Daniel Castro, Madrid, Spain
Equal Runners-up:
Albert's Lark: A Concerto for Black Hole
Gary Bollick, Clemmons, NC
The Odd Sea
Petra Perkins, Highlands Ranch, CO
The Saltonfell Case
Alice Leaderman, University Park, MD

Novel-in-Progress, Judged by Deborah Grosvenor, Grosvenor Literary Agency
Winner:
A Boy Called Riot, Kim McLarin, Mattapan, MA
Runners-up
First:
Chiaroscuro
Jennifer Steil, London, England
Equal:
Lower Case Love, Geoff Schutt, Gaithersburg, MD
Ridgeland, Paul Byall, Savannah, GA

Short Story, Judged by Short Fiction Writer and Novelist Justin Torres
Winner:
The Bottom, Alison Grifa Ismaili, Baton Rouge, LA
Runners-up
First:
Longingly, Milly Heller, New Orleans
Second:
And The Sun Sets on Walker Street, Will Thrift, Columbia, SC

Essay, Judged by Narrative Non-Fiction Writer, Andrew Lam
Winner:
Tango Face, Emily Staat, New Orleans, LA
Runners-up
First:
Fossils, Elsie Michie, Baton Rouge, LA
Second
April's Fool, Mary Ann O'Gorman, Ocean Springs, MS

Poetry, Judged by Laura Mullen, Poet and Writer-in-Residence, Louisiana State University

Winner:
Aftermaths, Peter Cooley, New Orleans, LA
Runners-up:
First:
Sugar Maple, Judith White, Chevy Chase, MD
Second:
Words Then Space, James Bourey, Dover, DE
Third:
Last Will and Testament of L. J., Jennifer Bartell, Columbia, SC

Short Story by a High School Student
Winner:
Leigh Vila, Metairie, LA,  New Orleans Center for Creative Arts
Runners-up:
First:
The Cult of Happiness,
Ryanne Autin, Metairie, LA
Second:
Misery, Agony, Heartbreak
Tyler DeSpenza, New Orleans, LA
Third:
History,
Sophia Derbes, Mandeville, LA

*Here's a link to the winners, runner-ups and finalists for the  2012 Faulkner-Wisdom.  From there you can link on to all others who placed in the competition.

**Link to my website, to MPH online for orders for all three of my books, including my latest, Spirit of Malaysia and for Trois autres Malaisie.

4 comments:

Emilie Staat said...

Congrats!! Will you be attending the Words and Music Festival?

Borneo Expat Writer said...

Emilie, thanks. Wish I could, but I was just back in the US for five weeks in July/August. Had I won, definitely! The prize money would help offset the traveling expenses from Borneo! I believe they only cover flights from within the US for the winners.

StoryLines said...

Congrats on your Win!!! Sorry that you got robbed in Dubai. Wish I could have helped you with money.

Borneo Expat Writer said...

Storylines, and all others. Thanks, but my Yahoo account was hacked! Don't be fooled into sending anyone any money. My apologies!