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Kirstin Valdez Quade Wins 2013 Narrative Prize

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Kirstin Valdez Quade has won the 2013 Narrative Prize, picked by the editors of Narrative Magazine for writing “the best work by a new or emerging writer published this past year in Narrative.”

The award includes a $4,000 prize from the 10 year old magazine. here’s more from the release:

Previous Narrative Prize winners include National Book Award finalist Anthony Marra, whose acclaimed first novel, A Vital Constellation of Phenomena, grew out of the short story “Chechnya,” for which he received the 2010 Narrative Prize. Other winners include Nathan Poole (Father Brother Keeper), Natalie Diaz (When My Brother Was an Aztec), Min Jin Lee (Free Food for Millionaires), and Michael Dickman (The End of the West).

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Asian American Writers Workshop Launches Page Turner Literary Festival

The Asian American Writers Workshop is celebrating its 20th anniversary by hosting the third annual Page Turner literary festival. The all-day event will take place on Saturday, October 29th at Brooklyn’s powerHouse Arena. Follow this link to view the full schedule.

Here’s more from the release: “Multi-dimensional program includes: a staged reading directed by Ralph Peña; artist Wangechi Mutu (MOMA, Guggenheim) talking about immigration; an open mic featuring Jen Kwok (Date an Asian), Negin Farsad (Nerdcore Rising) and others; stories from twenty years of the Workshop; and hard-hitting conversations about Occupy Wall Street, Islam and the West, the rise of China and India, and the national crackdown on immigration.”

The festival will feature appearances by Junot Díaz, Amitav Ghosh, Jessica Hagedorn, Kimiko Hahn, Hari Kunzru, Jayne Anne Phillips, Suketu Mehta, Min Jin Lee, Mark Nowak, Amitava Kumar, Granta editor John Freeman, and Guernica editor Joel Whitney. Attendees will also get a chance to hear from two stand-up comedians, five National Book Award finalists and seven Guggenheim Fellows.

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