Drue Heinz Literature Prize
This prize of the University of Pittsburgh Press in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA was initiated in 1981 by Mrs. Drue Heinz and developed by Frederick A. Hetzel. It has recognized and supported writers of short fiction and made their work available to readers around the world.
The award is open to writers who have published a book-length collection of fiction or at least three short stories or novellas in commercial magazines or literary journals. Manuscripts are judged anonymously by nationally known writers; past judges have included Robert Penn Warren, Joyce Carol Oates, Raymond Carver, Margaret Atwood, Russell Banks, Michael Chabon, Frank Conroy, Richard Ford, John Edgar Wideman, Nadine Gordimer, and Rick Moody. The prize carries a cash award of $15,000 and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press. The winner is announced in February of each year.
|Year||Winning Author||Title||Senior Judge|
|2014||Kent Nelson||The Spirit Bird: Short Stories||David Guterson|
|2013||Anthony Wallace||The Old Priest||Amy Hempel|
|2012||Beth Bosworth||The Source of Life and Other Stories||Sven Birkets|
|2011||Shannon Cain||The Necessity of Certain Behaviors||Alice Mattison|
|2010||Tina May Hall||The Physics of Imaginary Objects||Renata Adler|
|2009||Anne Sanow||Triple Time||Ann Patchett|
|2008||Anthony Varallo||Out Loud||Scott Turow|
|2007||Kirk Nesset||Paradise Road||Hilary Masters|
|2006||Todd James Pierce||Newsworld||Joan Didion|
|2005||David Harris Ebenbach||Between Camelots||Stewart O'Nan|
|2004||Darrell Spencer||Bring Your Legs with You||Michael Chabon|
|2003||Suzanne Greenberg||Speed-Walk and Other Stories||Rick Moody|
|2002||John Blair||American Standard||Elizabeth Hardwick|
|2001||Brett Ellen Block||Destination Known||C. Michael Curtis|
|2000||Adria Bernardi||In the Gathering Woods||Frank Conroy|
|1999||Lucy Honig||The Truly Needy and Other Stories||Charles Johnson|
|1998||Barbara Croft||Necessary Fictions||Bharati Mukherjee|
|1997||Katherine Vaz||Fado and Other Stories||George Garrett|
|1996||Edith Pearlman||Vaquita and Other Stories||Rosellen Brown|
|1995||Geoffrey Becker||Dangerous Men||Charles Baxter|
|1994||Jennifer Cornell||Departures||Alice McDermott|
|1993||Stewart O'Nan||In The Walled City||Tobias Wolff|
|1992||Jane McCafferty||Director of the World and Other Stories||John Edgar Wideman|
|1991||Elizabeth Graver||Have You Seen Me?||Richard Ford|
|1990||Rick Hillis||Limbo River||Russell Banks|
|1989||Maya Sonenberg||Cartographies||Robert Coover|
|1988||Reginald McKnight||Moustapha's Eclipse||Margaret Atwood|
|1987||Ellen Hunnicutt||In the Music Library||Nadine Gordimer|
|1986||Rick DeMarinis||Under The Wheat||Alison Lurie|
|1985||W. D. Wetherell||The Man Who Loved Levittown||Max Apple|
|1984||Randall Silvis||The Luckiest Man in the World||Joyce Carol Oates|
|1983||Jonathan Penner||Private Parties||Wright Morris|
|1982||Robley Wilson||Dancing for Men||Raymond Carver|
|1981||David Bosworth||The Death of Descartes||Robert Penn Warren|
- Wideman, John Edgar, editor (2001). 20: The Best of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 0-8229-4170-8.
- "Tony Wallace Awarded Drue Heinz Literature Prize". Boston University. February 1, 2013. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
- "2012 Drue Heinz Literature Prize awarded to Brooklyn author" (PDF) (Press release). University of Pittsburgh Press. 2012-02-05. Retrieved 2012-02-10.