Orison Books is pleased to announce the results of The 2016 Orison Fiction Prize!
In a blind judging process, Peter Orner has selected Miss Portland, a novel manuscript by David Ebenbach of Washington, DC, as the winner of The 2016 Orison Poetry Prize. Ebenbach will receive an award of $1,500 and Miss Portland will be published by Orison Books in early 2017.
About the Author
David Ebenbach is the author of two short story collections: Between Camelots (winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, University of Pittsburgh Press) and Into the Wilderness (Winner of the Washington Writers Publishing House Fiction Prize, WWPH). He is also the author of a full-length collection of poetry, We Were the People Who Moved (Winner of the Patricia Bibby Prize, Tebot Bach), a chapbook of poetry, Autogeography (Finishing Line Press), and a guide to the creative process called The Artist’s Torah (Cascade Books). Ebenbach holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MFA in Writing from Vermont College. He teaches creative writing at Georgetown University.
Orison Books is pleased to name the following finalist and semi-finalists:
Heads of the Colored People, 1991-2016: Postracial Stories by Nafissa Thompson-Spires
Art Is Not an Animal Is Not a Child Is Not a Ghost by Rachel Lyon
Birding for Beginners by Jeremy Griffin
Electricity Comes From Other Planets by Nathaniel Minton