Friday, July 29, 2022

Richard Pepitone is the 2022 Runner-up for the Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize

 Richard Pepitone is the Runner-up for the 2021 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize for his essay titled, "Coney Island Day: The Nickle Empire."

 At 86 years of age Richard Pepitone's essay about his boyhood days spent exploring the wonders of Brooklyn's entertainment venues in Coney Island conjures up a Brooklyn dreamworld with a gritty allure all its own.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

The Winner of the 2021 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize is Ann Bar-Dov

 

 The winner of the 2021 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize is Ann Bar-Dov for her essay titled "Library Memories." 

 Ann Bar-Dov read from her essay on July 24th, 2022 along with eleven other participants in the 2021 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize competition. 

 She was selected as the 2021 winner of the Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize for her compelling story which depicted her very early memories of trying to gain membership in a Brooklyn Public Library branch at the age of four and her love for reading fostered in the libraries of Brooklyn.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

The Winner of the 2020 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize is David St. John Mills for his essay "Spiteful Sunshine"

 David St. John Mills won the 2020 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize at the May 20th, 2021 finale online event in which eleven other authors read excerpts from their essays.

 

 Kathleen Griffin is the 2020 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize Runner-up for her essay titled "Dreams of the Astronaut."

 

The May 20th, 2021 program consisted of readings of Brooklyn non-fiction stories by twelve finalists in the 2020 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize competition.  


 2020 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize Finalists:

 

Hal Ackerman   - “ MITT"

 

Mark Berger   -  Town Hill

 

Mercedes Solis Cabbagestalk   – “The Woman Who Taught Me How to Make Rice

 

Don Conway  –  Cannoli

 

Makada Duncan  -   Two in One  

 

Kathleen Griffin  –  “ Dreams of the Astronaut

 

Denise Kaplan   -  Faith, Hope and Clarity

 

Evelyn Krieger  -  “ The Wizard of Brooklyn

 

St. John  -  Spiteful Sunshine

 

Karen Paul    -   The End of the Line 

 

Sarah Shellow  -  Brooklyn Beats: A Heart Memoir”  -

 

Wes  Trexler  - “Stalking Gotham in Haste

 


Friday, January 24, 2020

The Winner of the 2019 Brooklyn Non-FIction Prize is Gregg Willard


  The Winner of the 2019 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize is Gregg Williard for his extraordinary essay titled "MHW"

2019 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize Finalists







The following are the essayists who have been selected as the 2019 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize Finalists.






Mark Berger               -  “Power to the People” 

Melissa Matthews   -  “I’m Not a Kid Anymore”
 
Wayne Judge -               “Julie’s New Chevy”

Israela Margalit                   “Relic of the Future”

Loretta Masullo Comfort  -  “ 4th Street Memoir”

Bill Teitelbaum         “The Abduction of Carmela Branca” 
             
Cheryl Abel         -   “Tony Versus the Lemons”

Dallas Itzen           -    “Prompted”

Rebecca Kreiser –-  “A Tomato Grows in Brooklyn”

Jim Loughead      “Memories of Brooklyn and the Bottle”

Phyllis DeMarco    “The French CafĂ©”

Mel King               - “Bergen Street”

Bill McKitty        -  “An Afternoon in Flatbush”

Kierra Watson    -   “Afflicted Sun”
 
Gregg Willard        -      “MHW

Matthue Roth            -   Reasons for Restaurants” 

Sarah Xerar Murphy – “Rubble and the Sparkler: A Brooklyn Story

  Colin McGinnis       -  “Where art thou Brooklyn”