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2nd Annual Dzanc Books / Guernica International Literature Award Opens, Judged by Colson Whitehead

September 16, 2011

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The second annual Dzanc Books / Guernica International Literature Award is seeking poetry, fiction, or nonfiction that takes North American literature beyond borders. One winner will receive airfare, tuition, and accommodations to the DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon (July 1- July 13, 2012) and publication in Guernica.

Final judge: Colson Whitehead. Reading fee: $15. Postmark deadline: Jan. 31, 2012.

Colson Whitehead was born in Manhattan and educated at Harvard University. His first novel, The Intuitionist, concerned intrigue in the Department of Elevator Inspectors, and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway and a winner of the Quality Paperback Book Club’s New Voices Award. He has received a MacArthur Fellowship, a Whiting Writers Award, and a fellowship at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.

He spent most of this summer in training for and writing about the World Series of Poker.

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