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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

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

 

Otis Haschemeyer

Haschemeyer, currently a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, won the award on the strength of The Storekeeper, a creative non-fiction essay that originally appeared in the Missouri Review and was recently selected to appear in The Best New American Voices of 2003.  Painstakingly researched, The Storekeeper is based on the experiences of a Desert Storm sniper Haschemeyer knew while living in Arkansas.  The author plans to incorporate the material of the essay into a longer work, one that will depend heavily on the facts of the Gulf War and the terrorist attack of September 11th, and will focus on what Haschemeyer finds most compelling -- moral characters who struggle to reconcile their lives in an increasingly confusing world.

Haschemeyer earned an M.F.A. from the University of Arkansas.  In addition to the Missouri Review, his work has appeared in Fourteen Hills: The SFSU Review, Louisiana Literature, and the Alaska Quarterly Review.