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2014 Nilsen Prize Winners

Congratulations to the winner and finalists of the 2014 Nilsen Prize for a First Novel.

Winner
Rules For Lying
Anne Corbitt, Atlanta, GA

Finalists
A Ghost at the Edge of the Sea
Emily Breunig, Los Altos, CA

Marion Hatley
Beth Castrodale. Jamaica Plain, MA

 

Kate Bernheimer to visit Southeast in September

Author and editor Kate Bernheimer will be visiting Southeast in September as a part of the Nilsen Visiting Writer Series.

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Winner of inaugural Cowles Poetry Book Prize

Congratulations to Angie Macri of Hot Springs, Arkansas, for winning the first Cowles Poetry Book Prize. Her winning manuscript, Underwater Panther, will be published in fall 2015.

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Winners of 2014 Fiction Contests

Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the 2014 Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction and Mighty River Short Story contests, Jeannine Dorian Vesser and Hannah Gildea.

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New Releases

From Tickfaw to Shongaloo

From Tickfaw to Shongaloo

By Dixon Hearne

From Tickfaw to Shongaloo is a comic Southern tale told in the first person by Raylene, a local gossip in little Stokely, Louisiana. Bert Dilly the postmaster (we learn), has been spreading town gossip (like everyone else), fueled by his habit of being a little too involved with the local mail (opened or not). A disgruntled maiden lady writes a scathing letter of complaint, which is reported to the state postmaster, and Bert’s brother, J.T., accuses Bert of mental incompetence (he wants the family land). Bert is replaced until the charges can be taken up by a federal court in Baton Rouge.

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Faulkner and Warren

Faulkner and Warren

By Edited by Christopher Rieger and Robert W. Hamblin

Faulkner and Warren is a collection of literary criticism from the 2012 Faulkner/Warren Conference at Southeast Missouri State University. Faulkner and Warren is Volume Four in Southeast’s Faulkner Conference Series.

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Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Volume 3

By Edited by Susan Swartwout

Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Volume 3 presents essays, fiction, poetry, interviews, and photography by military-service personnel, veterans, and their families.

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Finding Julia

Finding Julia: The Early Development of Southeast Missouri

By Kaye Smith Hamblin

Beginning with a 105-year-old house at 313 Themis Street in Cape Girardeau—and its mysterious inside arch that suggested a once-outside doorway—Kaye Smith Hamblin has created a book that charts not only the history of a magnificent home but the history of a region and a family that influenced that history.

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Featured Author

Dixon Hearne

Dixon Hearne

Plantatia: High-toned and Low-down Stories of the South, From Tickfaw to Shongaloo

DIXON HEARNE is the author of four books of fiction and editor of several anthologies. From Tickfaw to Shongaloo was the sole Runner-Up in the 2014 Faulkner Wisdom Novella Competition. Plantatia: High-toned and Low-down Stories of the South was nominated for the Hemingway/PEN award, and his stories have been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Other work has appeared in Collier’s magazine, Oxford American, Louisiana Literature, Big Muddy, Tulane Review, and elsewhere. Much of his work is drawn from the rich images of daily life along the river traces and delta flats of Louisiana.