Friday, September 09, 2005
The Joseph Henry Jackson Award
I won the Joseph Henry Jackson Award for my stories "The Boots" and "Coyotes." This is an award from the San Francisco Foundation and Intersection for the Arts. Cool. Here's the beginning of what the judges had to say:
"The Boots" and "Coyotes" are well-written, strange, and highly original stories. They inhabit very different worlds but are united by the author's unique style - a style so strong and compelling it could easily sustain a compete collection of stories. There is an appealing spareness and abstraction to the stories. The reader doesn't know exactly where or when they take place, and there are no highly detailed physical descriptions of the characters. Rather than leaving the stories dry or undeveloped, however, this technique brings out the details and images that remain...
I wrote "Coyotes," in part, based on the above photograph from Mary Ellen Mark.
posted by Tom Kealey at 7:09 PM
Dude. That's awesome.