Raucously loud and exuberant congratulations to Salvatore Scibona (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Fellow ’06) and Joan Wickersham (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Fellow ’08). Both were just named finalists for this year’s National Book Award! The Critical Mass blog has the breaking news.
Salvatore is a finalist in the National Book Award for Fiction; along with being an MCC Artist Fellow and an all-around excellent human, Salvatore wrote a highly-acclaimed novel, The End. Read our interview with Salvatore from this past June, where discusses his writing process and the “first book” experience.
Click below to watch an Oscars-esque video of the National Book Award nominations. Other Massachusetts authors include Drew Gilpin Faust (nonfiction) and Frank Bidart (poetry). Awards will be announced November 19.
Salvatore Scibona (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Fellow ’06) will read from The End at the Cape Cod Museum of Art on Thursday, October 16, 6 PM, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown on October 25, 8 PM.