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Lynn Stegner Wins the Gival Press Short Story Award

The short story titled For All the Obvious Reasons, chosen by the previous winner of the Gival Press Short Story Award Karenmary Penn, has won the 10th annual Gival Press Short Story Award.

Look for the upcoming collection of the 10 award-winning stories in a volume to be published by Gival Press.

Please visit ArLiJo to read the story.

Biography: Lynn Stegner’s books include the novels Undertow and Fata Morgana, both nominated for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and Because a Fire Was in My Head, which received the Faulkner Award for Best Novel, a 2007 Literary Ventures Selection, and a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Her novella triptych Pipers at the Gates of Dawn was awarded a Faulkner Society’s Gold Medal. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the Western States Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as a Fulbright Scholarship. The anthology West of 98: Living and Writing the New American West, which she co-edited and introduced, was published in 2011; she has recently completed a volume of stories entitled For All the Obvious Reasons. Currently at work on a new novel, she divides her time between San Francisco, California and Greensboro, Vermont.


Anders by Kurt Duecker of San Francisco, California. The Mountains by Denton Loving of Speedwell, Tennessee. I Am Not Yours by Patricia Brieschke of Waccabuc, New York. Your Life by Jenni Olson of San Francisco, California.

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