2009 “Best Of”

“Best Of” the 2009 Writers in Paradise

Writers’ Conference Workshops

January 17-25, 2009

Nonfiction I – Faculty: Ann Hood

Honorable Mention:  Gail Ramsey, FOR MY SISTER’S SAKE

Best Of:   Susan Orion, HEAR YOU ME

Nonfiction II – Faculty: Michael Koryta

Honorable Mention (TIE):

Beth Druhot, CRAZY IS AS CRAZY DOES

Terry Foote, LIFE IN THE RAIN SHADOW

Best Of:  Terese Schlachter, UNTITLED

Poetry – Faculty: Peter Meinke

Honorable Mention:  Mike Odom,  LAZARUS THE POSSUM: THE OLDEST LIVING CONFEDERATE MARSUPIAL TELLS ALL

Best Of:  Kim Garcia, LIFTING HEAVEN FROM ITS SHELF

Short Story – Faculty: Les Standiford

Honorable Mention:  n/a

Best Of (TIE):

Kent Baily, THE FAIRY NET

Luis Castillo, TROPICANA FIELD

Novel I – Faculty: Dennis Lehane

Honorable Mention:  Lori Roy, LUNCH HOUR ON WILLINGHAM AVENUE

Best Of (TIE):

Karina Berg Johansson, DEATH; A STORY ABOUT LOVE

Dorothee Kocks, THE GLASS HARMONICA

Novel II – Faculty: Laura Lippman

Honorable Mention:  Xenia Lane, BLOOD BORN

Best Of:  Jack Vanek, DEROS

Novel III – Faculty: Tom Perrotta

Honorable Mention:  Christine Ankerstjerne, LITTLE SHE WOLF

Best Of:  Joanna Powell, DIVINE DAMAGE

Novel IV – Faculty: Sterling Watson

Honorable Mention:  Martha George, GOOD-BYE, MISS EMILY

Best Of:  Sharon Ruth Tucci, REMODELING HELEN

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