Two Women Academics Are Finalists for The Story Prize

winner_logoThe Story Prize, an annual competition for the best books of short fiction, has announced three finalists for the best collections of 2013. The winner will be announced on March 5 at a ceremony at The New School in New York City. Two of the three finalists are women who have current academic affiliations.

andrea_barrett_lgAndrea Barrett is a senior lecturer in English at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She is being honored for her short story collection Archangel (W.W. Norton, 2013). A graduate of Union College, Barrett is a former MacArthur Fellow. Her short story collection Servants of the Map was a finalist for the 2003 Pulitzer Prize and her collection Ship Fever won the National Book Award in 1996.

rebecca_lee_lgRebecca Lee is an associate professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She was selected for her book Bobcat and Other Stories (Algonquin Books, 2013). She is the author of the novel The City Is a Rising Tide (Simon and Schuster, 2006). Lee is a graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and holds a master of fine arts degree from the Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa.

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