We're pleased to announce that Lauren Groff's Florida (Riverhead Books) is the winner of The Story Prize for books published in 2018. The other finalists this year were authors Jamel Brinkley for A Lucky Man (Graywolf Press) and Deborah Eisenberg for Your Duck Is My Duck (Ecco). At the event at The New School, all three finalists read from and discussed their work on-stage. Groff received $20,000 and an engraved silver bowl. As runners-up, Brinkley and Eisenberg each received $5,000. Congratulations to Lauren Groff and Riverhead Books!
In the days and weeks to come, we'll post the judges' citations for the three books, photos from the event and after party, and a link to the video.