Nadja Lubiw-Hazard wins 2021 Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature

Ashland Creek Press is pleased to announce that Nadja Lubiw-Hazard has won the 2021 Siskiyou Prize for her short story collection The Life of a Creature.

Judge Deb Olin Unferth writes: "The Life of a Creature is a beautiful and complex book. The stories weave through the emotional terrain of death and love, and of the roles that animals play in our lives, their intertwined relationship to us. I don't think I've ever read a book quite like this one. It's different in the best way, the passion of a singular voice and vision."

Nadja will receive a two-week residency at The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology and a $1,000 cash prize from Ashland Creek Press.

The prize finalists are:

  • Animals’ Best Friends: Putting Compassion to Work for Animals in Captivity and in the Wild (The University of Chicago Press) by Barbara J. King
  • MY OCEANS: A MOTHER’S PATH THROUGH ECO-GRIEF by Christina Cogswell

Semi-finalists are:

  • Black Lion: Alive in the Wilderness (Jonathan Ball Publishers) by Sicelo Mbatha & Bridget Pitt
  • Wild and Wilful: Tales of 15 Iconic Indian Species (HarperCollins India) by Neha Sinha
  • A MOST NATURAL THING: A MEMOIR THROUGH LANDSCAPE by Lisbeth White
  • Chemical Valley (Biblioasis) by David Huebert

The Siskiyou Prize is named for the Klamath-Siskiyou region of northern California and southern Oregon, one of the most diverse eco-regions in the world. The award is open to full-length published and unpublished books, including novels, memoirs, short story collections, and essay collections.

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The Siskiyou Prize accepts published or unpublished full-length prose manuscripts, including novels, memoirs, short story collections, and essay collections.

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