Win for Watkins

Win for Watkins

Clair Vaye Watkins, an assistant professor at Pennsylvania’s Bucknell University, beat out Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz and National Book Award finalist Dan Chaon for the 2013 Story Prize. Battleborn, Watkins’ collection of stories set in the contemporary American west, was singled out by the judges for its “unflinching look at the apocalyptic dimensions of our culture’s boom-or-bust obsession.” The honor comes with a $20,000 award.

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This article originally appeared on Zola Books.