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Richard J Margolis Award

About Richard J. Margolis

Career Highlights

selected articles

Selected New Leader Columns

Reports & Monographs

Op-Ed Pieces & Book Reviews

 

Past Winners

2016
David Denver Robinson

 

2015
Daniel Hernandez

 

2014
Blaire Briody

 

2013
Patrick Arden

 

2012
Inara Verzemnieks

 

2011
Sabine Heinlein

 

2010
Doug Hunt

 

2009
Joe Wilkins

 

2008
Gabriel Thompson

 

2007
Stephanie Griest

 

2006
Marie myung-ok lee

 

2005
Kisha Lewellyn

 

2004
Nelson smith

 

2003
John Bowe

 

2002
Iyesatta Massaquoi

 

2001
Otis Haschemeyer

 

2000
Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

 

1999
Susan Parker

 

1998
Laura Distelheim

 

1997
Julie Lasky

 

1996
E.J. Graff

 

1995
Josip Novakovich

 

1994
Maggie Dubris

 

1993
Judith Levine

 

1992
Richard Manning

 

Josip Novakovich

Novakovich, the son of a Croatian clog-maker, immigrated to the United States at the age of twenty to attend Vassar College. He is the author of a collection of essays, Apricots from Chernobyl, and a short story collection, Yolk, both published in 1995 by Graywolf Press in St. Paul, Minnesota.

His work has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Pushcart Prize XV and XIX, Paris Review, Antaeus, Threepenny Review, and elsewhere. Philip Lopate, editor of The Art of Personal Essay, calls Novakovich “a strong, original writer. His subtle prose makes me beam with pleasure and break into an anxious sweat at the same time. He has mastered the tone of ‘bearing witness’ as a principle of moral literature.”

Novakovich, who teaches writing at the University of Cincinnati, has won numerous writing awards, including two National Endowment of the Arts fellowship, a Cohen/Ploughshares award, a Whitings writing award, and an Ingram Merrill award. His published work includes"

Three Deaths (2010)

Fiction Writer's Workshop (2008)

April Fool's Day: A Novel (P.S.) (2006)

Infidelities : Stories of War and Lust (2005)

Plum Brandy: Croatian Journeys (Terra Incognita Series, 7) (2002)

Writing Fiction Step by Step (1998)

Salvation and Other Disasters (1998)

Yolk (1995)

Apricots from Chernobyl (1995)