Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Lori Ostlund Wins Rona Jaffe Award

Congratulations to Lori Ostlund, one of six recipients of this year’s Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Awards.

Intended to identify, encourage and support excellent women writers in the early stages of their careers, Writer’s Awards include a monetary award of $25,000. The six winners will receive their awards at a ceremony in New York September 24.

Ostlund’s first book, THE BIGNESS OF THE WORLD, received last year’s Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award and has just released. A Booklist review noted, “Witty and sharp, Ostlund has crafted 11 surprising and often very funny tales that remind us just how vast the world really is.” A starred review in Publishers Weekly this week concluded, “Each piece is sublime.”