Monday, January 12, 2015

Praying Drunk by Kyle Minor—This Year's Winner Of The Story Prize Spotlight Award

It's difficult to read as many excellent short story collections each year as we do and only choose three to honor. There are always other books that don't make that very short list but stay with us long after we've read them. For that reason, three years ago, we created The Story Prize Spotlight award, a $1,000 prize to honor an additional short story collection that we believe deserves further attention.

The author: A major accomplishment
This year's winner of The Story Prize Spotlight Award is Praying Drunk by Kyle Minor (Sarabande Books)—a visceral, intense, and formally innovative book of stories set in the American south and Haiti. Throughout the book, the author and his characters pose a series of questions—some profane and some profound—that thwart any hope of easy answers. 

Congratulations to Kyle Minor and Sarabande Books.