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.
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.