The ceremony tomorrow evening will be classed up by a keynote address from Ann Beattie. After remarks from that rather iconic master of the short form, a winner will be announced from the following nominees:
Daniel Black for Perfect Peace, St Martin’s Press
Lynn Cullen for Reign Of Madness, G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Ann Hite for Ghost On Black Mountain, Gallery Books
Joshilyn Jackson for Backseat Saints, Grand Central Publishing
Collin Kelley for Remain In Light, Vanilla Heart Publishing
Thomas Mullen for The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers, Random House
Andrew Plattner for A Marriage Of Convenience, BkMk Press, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Josh Russell for My Bright Midnight, Louisiana State University Press
Joseph Skibell for A Curable Romantic, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Amanda Kyle Williams for The Stranger You Seek, Bantam Books
If you're looking to brush up with Ann Beattie, you could do worse than turn to this recent interview with ArtsATL.
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