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What an amazing year for the Awards Program. We saw so many incredible entries, and the judging process was grueling. Congratulations to all of you for sharing your work and putting your voice out there.
Emily St. John mandel has made her decision.read more
Last year, I wrote several blog entries about the development of a memoir detailing the rise and fall of my family – the domineering and wildly insane men and women behind Gifford’s Ice Cream and Candy Company. Founded in 1939, the company thrived until the 1980s when my father and mother willfully, and with malice aforethought, destroyed the company. My father vanished with what some say was well over two million dollars. My mother’s complicity (or lack thereof) has haunted many friends and family ever since. Her apparent suicide in 1999 left us with many more questions than answers.read more
Literary Awards Program 2015 — the Short List Announcedread more