We are excited to announce that judge Wendy S. Walters has selected Erin Langner’s Souvenirs from Paradise as the winner of our 2021 Creative Nonfiction Book Award! Erin will receive $1,000 and her book will be published in fall 2022.
Erin Langner is an essayist and arts writer. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in december, The Offing, The Normal School, Hobart, and elsewhere. She is a regular contributor at Hyperallergic and METROPOLIS magazines. She lives in Seattle, WA, and works on exhibitions and publications at the Frye Art Museum.
You can find more information and samples of Langner’s work at erinlangner.com.
We would also like to congratulate this year’s finalists.
Afterlight by Joshua Bernstein
Ambivalent Cartography by Keene Short
Before I Kill This Boy by Rashaun Allen
Comment Section by Gabriel Blackwell
Fever by Shilo Niziolek
Flying: Speculative Essays by Rachel Peckman
How to Collage at the End of the World by Sara Biggs Chaney
Sum of Her Parts by Sian Griffiths
What’s not There: Essays by Sara Greenslit
Wormery by Gretchen VanWormer
You’re the Woods Too by Dennis James Sweeny
Sincerest thanks to our readers, to final judge Wendy S. Walters, and to all who submitted manuscripts to this year’s contest.