On Saturday, January 26, 2013, conference co-director, Sterling Watson, announced the “Best Of” the 2013 Eckerd College Writers’ Conference: Writers in Paradise. Those selected for “Best Of” honors will have a chance to revise their manuscripts based on the feedback received in workshop and have their work published in SABAL the literary journal featuring the best writing of the Writers in Paradise writers’ conference.
Congrats to all!
Novel I – Tom Franklin
Honorable Mention: Kathleen Nicklaus
Best Of: Siena
Novel II – Ann Hood
Honorable Mention: Ana Munro Davis
Best Of: Swan Huntley
Novel III – Laura Lippman
Honorable Mention: Scott Scheible
Best Of: Kathleen Rowell
Poetry – Beth Ann Fennelly
Honorable Mention: Jacob Allgeier
Best Of: Laura Roosevelt
Short Story I – Andre Dubus III
Honorable Mention: Andrew Harlan
Best Of: Tracy Bird
Short Story II – Stewart O’Nan
Honorable Mention: Kate LeSar
Best Of: Eric Gerard
Nonfiction – Les Standiford
Honorable Mention: Barbara Riddle-Dvorak
Best Of: Laura Keane
Young Adult Writing – David Yoo
Honorable Mention: TIE Rachel Shapiro & Susan Banghart
Best Of: Katie McCarthy
This was truly a special week and would not have been possible without the 89 writers who came to join us from all over the country, from every walk of life, all arriving at Eckerd College with open hearts, open minds, and a generosity of spirit which seems unparalleled. We hope that each writer left with a greater understanding of his or her work and the tools to move forward and take their writing to the next level.
We are honored to have spent a week with such a talented and passionate group of writers.