We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 Les Figues Press NOS (not otherwise specified) Book Contest, as selected by guest judge Fanny Howe:
Some Versions of the Ice
by Adam Tipps Weinstein
About Some Versions of the Ice, Fanny Howe writes: “A flourish of secrets underlying cuffs and garden plots and the ice so fast approaching and receding. This is a happy book, sinister undertones reserved for the reader to recognize, if they are there at all. I love information. Uncanny information. The subplot and the reason for versions rather than certainties. Some Versions of the Ice is special, an original.”
Some Versions of the Ice will be published in Fall 2015. Adam Tipps Weinstein is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing, and Steffensen-Cannon fellow at the University of Utah. He is also nonfiction editor for Quarterly West. Adam lives in Salt Lake City with his wife, Emily, two cats and a dog, and soon a daughter. Some Versions of the Ice is his first book.
We are also pleased to announce that the editors have selected 100 Chinese Silences by Timothy Yu as the NOS editors’ selection. 100 Chinese Silences will also be published in Fall 2015.
Timothy Yu is the author of three chapbooks of poetry: 15 Chinese Silences, Journey to the West (winner of the Vincent Chin Chapbook Prize from Kundiman) and, with Kristy Odelius, Kiss the Stranger. He is also the author of Race and the Avant-Garde: Experimental and Asian American Poetry since 1965, which won the Book Award in Literary Studies from the Association for Asian American Studies. His work has appeared in Poetry, Cordite Poetry Review, SHAMPOO, Mantis, Lantern Review, and Kartika Review. He is associate professor of English and Asian American studies and director of the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He can be found at timpanyu.com.
Congratulations to each of the 2014 NOS Contest Finalists (listed in alphabetical order by author name):
- Disaster | Madison Davis
- Family Freud | Noah Eli Gordon
- Don’t Touch Me | Amy Hollywood
- The Saturation Project | Christine Hume
- The Currant | Jared Joseph
- You Are Where You Live | Megan Levad
- The Red Dress Experiment | Yosefa Raz
- Simulacra: Linked Stories | Manini Samarth
- عملية Operación Opération Operation 行动 Oперация | Moez Surani
The 2015 NOS Contest will be open for submissions in June, with a mid-September deadline. More info coming soon.