We are happy to announce that judge Alice Bolin has selected Sarah Kasbeer’s A Woman, a Plan, an Outline of a Man as winner of the 2019 Zone 3 Press Creative Nonfiction Book Award! Sarah will receive $1,000, and her book will be published in the fall of 2020.
Sarah Kasbeer is an essayist and fiction writer based in New York City. Her work appears in Creative Nonfiction, Dissent, Elle, Guernica, Longreads, New York Magazine, The Normal School, The Rumpus, Vice, and many other places. Her writing has received notable mention by the Best American Essays and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
A Woman, a Plan, an Outline of a Man is her first book. Learn more at www.sarahkasbeer.com.
We would also like to congratulate runner-up Lesley Jenike and this year’s finalists.
Runner-up: Hide Fox and All After by Lesley Jenike
Joshua Bernstein, States of Siege
John Philip Drury, Bobby and Carolyn: Two Women with a Boy in the 1950s
Megan Harlan, A History of Nomadism
Patrick Lawler, Love Letter to Loon Lake: Electrical the Embryo
Kathleen McGuire, The Good Southern Widow: A Noir Memoir
Lois Melina, The Grammar of Untold Stories
Ethel Smith, The Theory of Grace: A Civil Rights Memoir
Bret Swanson, Cairo Daze
Darla Villani, Wildlife
Diana Whitney, Unicorn: On Motherhood, Sex, and Silence
Sincerest thanks to our readers, to final judge Alice Bolin, and to all who submitted manuscripts to this year’s contest.