To stretch the suspense, CIBA issued a Somerset short list announcement February 6, semifinalist announcement February 14, finalist announcement July 13, first place announcement September 5, and the physical prizes on December 6. Thank you, Kiffer Brown and everyone at Chanticleer, for the lovely award and the care you took in winnowing down the contestants. I am incredibly humbled and grateful.
To be clear, I did not win the grand prize for the Somerset categories of Literary, Satire, Contemporary and General Fiction. That honor belongs to Donna LeClair, author of The Proprietor of the Theatre of Life, a manuscript. Congratulations, Donna LeClair! I look forward to reading The Proprietor of the Theatre of Life when it is published.
3 January 2020
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