NEW YORK (AP) - September 3, 2008
The winners, announced Wednesday, include Jennifer Culkin, a
nurse who lives in Bainbridge Island, Wash., and is working on a
book of essays about her medical experiences; and fellow essayist
Amy Leach, of Evanston, Ill., currently writing about such topics
as jellyfish, peas and lizards.
Also cited were poet Joanne Dominique Dwyer of Santa Fe, N.M.;
novelists Jolie Lewis of Richwood, W.Va., Hasanthika Sirisena, a
native of Sri Lanka now living in New York City; and Tillson, N.Y.,
resident Therese Stanton, working on a book of short fiction.
The prizes, to he handed out Sept. 18, were created by novelist
Rona Jaffe, who died in 2005.
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