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:
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 The award is open to full-length published and unpublished books, including novels, memoirs, short story collections, and essay collections.
The Siskiyou Prize accepts published or unpublished full-length prose manuscripts, including novels, memoirs, short story collections, and essay collections.
Read the full guidelines.