Winners of the 2000 AWP Award Series
The AWP Award Series in Creative Nonfiction
Winner: Brian Lennon
City: An Essay, University of Georgia Press
Sven Birkerts, Judge
Brian Lennon was born in New York City in 1971 and educated at Wesleyan University, The University of Iowa, and Columbia University, where he is a doctoral candidate in English and Comparative Literature.
The AWP/Thomas Dunne Books Novel Award
Winner: Alexander Parsons
Leaving Disneyland, St. Martin's Press
Alexander Parsons was born in London, England, and has lived most of his life in New Mexico. He teaches and writes at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. He holds degrees from Wesleyan University, New Mexico State University, and the Iowa Writers Workshop.
The AWP Award Series in Poetry
Winner: Joanie V. Mackowski
The Zoo, University of Pittsburgh Press
Li-Young Lee, Judge
Joanie V. Mackowski attended Wesleyan University, the University of Washington, and most recently was a Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her work has appeared in Poetry and The Paris Review.
The AWP Award Series in Short Fiction
Winner: Michelle Richmond
The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress, University of Massachusetts Press
Jill McCorkle, Judge
Michelle Richmonds fiction has appeared in Gulf Coast, The Florida Review, Fish Stories, and various anthologies. She has received fellowships from the Michener Foundation and the Millay Colony for the Arts. She lives in San Francisco, California.