Hello friends and fellow lovers of the arts. We were amazed and overwhelmed by the quality of your work; an ardent and sincere thank you goes out to all of you who trusted us with your manuscripts.
We are pleased to announce that we have selected Halina Duraj’s The Family Cannon as our inaugural short story collection.
Halina Duraj’s stories have appeared in The Sun, The Harvard Review, Fiction, Witness, and other journals and have been recommended for PEN/O’Henry and Pushcart prizes. In 2012, she was a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award finalist and a writer-in-residence at Hedgebrook. She has an MA in creative writing from the University of California, Davis, and a PhD in creative writing from the University of Utah, where she served as a fiction co-editor for Quarterly West. Halina teaches literature and fiction writing at the University of San Diego.
We would also like to recognize the short story collections of our six finalists:
Adam Weinstein — From the New Technical Manual of Use
Hall Cary — Delaware and Other Places of Mind
Dan Moreau — A Tour of North American Ruins
Ellen Campbell — Contents Under Pressure
Sara Lippmann — Doll Palace
Eleanor Swanson — Exiles and Expatriates
Thank you to our finalists and everyone who submitted during our reading period. Please help us welcome Halina aboard at Augury Books. Leave a comment, follow this blog, or simply “Like”!