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Don Share is Finalist for L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award

Don Share was named one of the five finalists for the L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award.
March 5, 2003 - Don Share, curator of the George Edward Woodberry Poetry Room, was named one of the five finalists for this year’s prestigious L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award, sponsored by the Boston Globe. Share was recognized for his book Union (Zoo Press, 2002) a collection of poems that explore how two disparate philosophies -- or groups or emotions or people -- come together in both conflict and harmony. The award is given annually for an outstanding work by a New England author or with a New England topic or setting. Other finalists for the award include Sven Birkerts for My Sky Blue Trades, Robert Harms for The Diligent: A Voyage Through the Worlds of the Slave Trade, Lucy Honig for Open Season, and Atul Gawande for Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science.

The winner of this year’s award is Adam Haslett for his book, You Are Not a Stranger Here. Haslett, Share, and the other finalists will be recognized at an award ceremony in April at the John F. Kennedy Library. Former US poet laureate Robert Pinsky will deliver the keynote address.

Previous winners include E. B. White, Andre Dubus, Susan Cheever, Tracy Kidder, Mary Oliver, Susan Quinn, Jill Ker Conway, Jan Swafford, Anita Shreve, Donald Hall, John Dower, Jay Wright, and Elizabeth McCracken.

 

 

 



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