“On Nostalgia” Wins Hrushka Nonfiction Prize
My essay “On Nostalgia” was selected by guest judge Steven Church as the winner of Passages North’s 2015 Nonfiction prize. Church had this to say about my essay. “‘On Nostalgia’ begins with a consideration of the Archimedes Palimpsest and becomes, itself, a palimpsest as the author scrapes away layers to reveal a family history that has been kept silent and covered up. The result is a layered and smartly digressive exploration of the author’s relationship to her father, and of her grandmother’s suicide, that both educates and surprises the reader.”
“On Nostalgia” will appear in Passages North #37, due out in early 2016.