The New Writers Award, now in its 49th year, provides students of GLCA’s member colleges with the opportunity to meet and engage with writers of promise who have won distinction in a first-published volume of fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction. Judges of this national contest are faculty members of our GLCA member colleges in the fields of creative writing and literature.
The 2019 winner for Creative Non-fiction is Dawn Davies, Mothers of Sparta: A Memoir in Pieces, published by Flatiron Books. Judges in Creative Non-fiction were: Matthew Ferrence (Allegheny), Marin Heinritz (Kalamazoo), Rhoda Janzen (Hope). Our GLCA judges note:
The 2019 winner for Poetry is Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Cenzontle, published by BOA Editions, Ltd. Judges in poetry were: David Baker (Denison), Joe Heithaus (DePauw), and Lynn Powell (Oberlin). Our GLCA judges note:
The 2019 winner for Fiction is Lesley Nneka Arimah, What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky, published by Riverhead Books. Judges in Fiction were: Danit Brown (Albion), Eric Freeze (Wabash), and Jennifer Hayward (Wooster). Our GLCA judges note:
Each of these writers has received invitations to visit several GLCA members colleges to give readings and meet with students and faculty in the fall or spring of this year. Check the Events page of this web site to see where these writers will be. For a fuller account of the writers and their achievements, see the GLCA New Writers Award Newsletter. For questions about the visits of NWA winners, contact Colleen Monahan Smith of the GLCA: [email protected].