Calvino Prize in Fiction

Huge thanks to Judge Robert Coover, all the readers, and the creative writing program at the University of Louisville for selecting my story, “Flight of the Crow Boys,” as this year’s winner of the Calvino Prize.

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This is a really big deal to me. I think I’ve been entering this contest every year for five years now. I love Italo Calvino’s work (his story, “The Distance of the Moon,” is pretty much perfect). So, to say the least, I’m over the moon to have won this prize.

Congratulations to Alisa Alering, David James Poissant, and all the finalists.

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About Micah Dean Hicks

Micah Dean Hicks is a Calvino Prize-winning author of fabulist fiction. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Kenyon Review Online, EPOCH, and Witness, among others. His story collection Electricity and Other Dreams is available from New American Press and his novel Break the Bodies, Haunt the Bones is forthcoming from John Joseph Adams Books. He teaches at the University of Central Florida.
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2 Responses to Calvino Prize in Fiction

  1. Congratulations on taking the top prize. Paul Park read “The Distance of the Moon” aloud to us when I was his student at Clarion West. I have such a dreamy concept of that story, the way it is when you take things in by ear. I’ve entered the contest before, too, and glad to see it confirmed that persistence pays off. Have fun reading your story at the conference.

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