45th Writing Awards – November 30 Deadline

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Kirk Wilson’s “A Brief and Necessary Madness” (NMW 2016)

Kirk Wilson’s “A Brief and Necessary Madness” (NMW 2016)

Kirk Wilson of Austin, Texas has won the 42rd New Millennium Nonfiction Prize for “A Brief and Necessary Madness.”

He will receive $1,000 and publication both online and in print.

“A murderous sheriff, an indigent ex-baseball star, and a lone boy trying to make sense of the madness his town has grown accustomed to. In his stirring recollection of small-town Texas, our Nonfiction Winner’s empathetic portrayal brings each character to life and his lyrical prose makes the essay sing.” –NMW