2012 Katharine Bakeless Nason Publication Prize Winners
The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference of Middlebury College is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 seventeenth annual Bakeless Literary Publication Prizes. Brian Russell’s The Year of What Now was chosen by Tom Sleigh for the Poetry prize. Ben Stroud’s Byzantium: Stories was chosen by Randall Kenan for the Fiction prize. No prize was awarded for nonfiction. The two winning authors will have their book length manuscripts published by Graywolf. In addition, they will receive fellowships to attend the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in August, 2013.
2012 Bakeless Poetry Prize
Brian Russell’s poems have appeared in Bat City Review, Epoch, LIT, Mid-American Review, and Quarterly West. He holds a BA from Miami University (Ohio) and an MFA from the University of Houston, where he served as poetry editor for Gulf Coast. He lives in Chicago with his wife and two dogs.
2012 Bakeless Fiction Prize
Ben Stroud’s stories have appeared in One Story, Electric Literature, Boston Review, Ecotone, and Subtropics, among other magazines. He has held residencies at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, and in 2010 his story “Eraser” was selected by Amy Hempel for New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best. Originally from East Texas, he received his MFA and PhD from the University of Michigan, where he won three Hopwood Awards: for short fiction, novel, and essay. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Toledo.