Maud Newton wins Narrative Prize

We're pleased to note that B&N Review contributor Maud Newton has been awarded Narrative's annual prize for work from an emerging writer.


The laurels go to "the best work published each year in Narrative by a new or emerging writer, as judged by the magazine’s editors."    The winning piece is her story "When the Flock Changed."  (You can also find a longish excerpt of the story at Maud's website.)  The story itself is part of a larger work in progress.


And don't miss Maud's latest piece for the Review -- on Lorrie Moore's novel A Gate at the Stairs.


Congratulations, Maud!

April 15: "A page...will begin with some principles of astronomy, or the motion of the earth; then come the laws of sound..."

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