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Robert Schirmer Wins the 2015 Gival Press Novel Award


Gival Press is pleased to announce that Robert Schirmer of Brooklyn, New York has won the 2015 Gival Press Novel Award for his novel titled Barrow\’s Point, which was chosen by the final judge Thad Rutkowski, author of Violent Outburts. Schirmer will receive a cash prize of $3,000 as well as copies of his novel which will be published in the fall of 2016.


Photo by Angela Starita.

Biography: Robert Schirmer is the author of the collection of short stories titled LIVING WITH STRANGERS (NYU Press) and the winner of the Bobst Award for Emerging Writers. His stories have appeared in a wide range of literary journals such as BYLINER, GLIMMER TRAIN, THE SEWANEE REVIEW, EPOCH, NEW ENGLAND REVIEW, FICTION, CONFRONTATION and THE BEST OF WITNESS. In addition, he has won an O. Henry Award, a Pushcart Prize, a Walter E. Dakin fellowship to the Sewanee Writers Conference, and a fellowship from the Chesterfield Film Company Writer\’s Film project. His screenplays have been optioned by Amblin Entertainment and Warner Brothers. He has also been a Visiting Writer at the Southwest Writers Series and at Stetson University as part of the Tim Sullivan Endowment for Writing series.

Finalists: Musical Theater in Hell by Charles Jensen of Pasadena, CA

The Trial of Leopold Plotkin by Jere Krakoff of Pittsburgh, PA

Don\’t Hate Me Because I\’m Beautiful by Kenneth Miller of Walnut, CA

Time and the Tears of Children by Michael McGuire of Jalisco, Mexico

Visit Gival Press for more details.

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