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”