Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award

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The Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award is an award given annually to beginning women writers. Established in 1995 by American author Rona Jaffe, the Foundation offers grants to writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.[1]

Recipients of the award are selected through nominations only. Past recipients include Aryn Kyle, Emily Rapp, and ZZ Packer.[2]

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Genre
2016 Lina María Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas Nonfiction
2016 Danielle Geller Nonfiction
2016 Jamey Hatley Fiction
2016 Ladee Hubbard Fiction
2016 Airea D. Matthews Poetry
2016 Asako Serizawa Fiction
2015 Meehan Crist Nonfiction
2015 Vanessa Hua Fiction
2015 Ashley M. Jones Poetry
2015 Britteney Black Rose Kapri Poetry
2015 Amanda Rea Fiction
2015 Natalie Haney Tilghman Fiction
2014 Olivia Clare Fiction
2014 Karen Hays Nonfiction
2014 Danielle Jones-Pruett Poetry
2014 T. L. Khleif Fiction
2014 Mara Naselli Nonfiction
2014 Solmaz Sharif Poetry [3]
2013 Tiffany Briere Fiction; Nonfiction
2013 Ashlee Crews Fiction
2013 Kristin Dombek Nonfiction
2013 Margaree Little Poetry
2013 Kirstin Valdez Quade Fiction
2013 Jill Sisson Quinn Nonfiction
2012 Julia Elliott Fiction
2012 Christina Nichol Fiction
2012 Lauren Goodwin Slaughter Poetry
2012 Rachel Swearingen Fiction
2012 Kim Tingley Nonfiction
2012 Inara Verzemnieks Nonfiction
2011 Melanie Drane Poetry
2011 Apricot Irving Nonfiction
2011 Fowzia Karimi Fiction
2011 Namwali Serpell Fiction
2011 Merritt Tierce Fiction
2011 JoAnn Wypijewski Nonfiction
2010 Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams Nonfiction
2010 Rachel Aviv Nonfiction
2010 Sara Elizabeth Johnson Poetry
2010 Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich Nonfiction
2010 Laura Newbern Poetry
2010 Tiphanie Yanique Fiction
2009 Krista Bremer Nonfiction
2009 Vievee Francis Poetry
2009 Janice N. Harrington Poetry
2009 Lori Ostlund Fiction
2009 Helen Phillips Fiction
2009 Heidy Steidlmayer Poetry
2008 Jennifer Culkin Nonfiction
2008 Joanne Dominique Dwyer Poetry
2008 Amy Leach Nonfiction
2008 Jolie Lewis Fiction
2008 Hasanthika Sirisena Fiction
2008 Therese Stanton Fiction
2007 Elif Batuman Nonfiction; Fiction
2007 Sarah Braunstein Fiction
2007 Robin Ekiss Poetry
2007 Alma García Fiction
2007 Jennifer Grotz Poetry
2007 Holly Goddard Jones Fiction
2006 Rivka Galchen Fiction
2006 Ellen Litman Fiction
2006 Melissa Range Poetry
2006 Emily Rapp Fiction; Nonfiction
2006 Rita Mae Reese Fiction; Poetry
2006 Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts Nonfiction
2005 Nan Cohen Poetry
2005 Averill Curdy Poetry
2005 Rebecca Curtis Fiction
2005 Frances Hwang Fiction
2005 Aryn Kyle Fiction
2005 Asali Solomon Fiction
2004 Carin Clevidence Fiction
2004 Ann Harleman Fiction
2004 Dana Levin Poetry
2004 Michele Morano Nonfiction
2004 Tracy K. Smith Poetry
2004 Sharan Strange Poetry
2003 Kathleen Graber Poetry
2003 Joanna Klink Poetry
2003 Allison McKittrick Fiction
2003 Katharine Noel Fiction
2003 Olette Trouvé Fiction
2003 Julia Whitty Nonfiction; Fiction
2002 Eula Biss Nonfiction; Poetry
2002 Adrian Blevins Poetry
2002 Gabrielle Calvocoressi Poetry
2002 Ladette Randolph Nonfiction; Fiction
2002 L.B. Thompson Poetry
2002 Kellie Wells Fiction
2001 Glen Chamberlain Nonfiction; Fiction
2001 Constance Merritt Poetry
2001 Catie Rosemurgy Poetry
2001 Jennie Erin Smith Fiction
2001 Mary Sullivan Fiction
2001 Karen Whalley Poetry
2000 Trudy Dittmar Nonfiction
2000 Amy Havel Fiction
2000 Joanie V. Mackowski Poetry
2000 Leslie Ryan Nonfiction
2000 Julia Slavin Fiction
2000 Lisa Russ Spaar Poetry
1999 Samina Ali Fiction
1999 Stephanie Grant Fiction
1999 Ann Claremont Le Zotte Poetry
1999 Kathleen Lee Fiction
1999 Malena Mörling Poetry
1999 Shao Wei Nonfiction; Poetry
1999 Michelle Tea Fiction
1998 Marilyn Abildskov Nonfiction
1998 Jody Bolz Poetry
1998 Lan Samantha Chang Fiction
1998 Megan Foss Nonfiction
1998 Stephanie Gunn Fiction
1998 Ellen Hinsey Poetry
1998 Marjorie Sandor Fiction
1998 Larissa Szporluk Poetry
1997 Bay Anapol Fiction
1997 Karen E. Bender Fiction
1997 Honorée F. Jeffers Poetry
1997 Rebecca Lee Fiction
1997 ZZ Packer Fiction
1997 Marisa de los Santos Poetry
1997 Ellen Doré Watson Poetry
1997 Anne Winters Poetry
1996 Marina Budhos Fiction
1996 Olena Kalytiak Davis Poetry
1996 Tory Dent Nonfiction; Poetry
1996 Laura Mullen Poetry
1996 Eileen Pollack Nonfiction; Fiction
1996 Mary Szybist Poetry
1996 Lois-Ann Yamanaka Fiction
1996 Angela Yuan Poetry
1995 Erin Belieu Poetry
1995 Judy Budnitz Fiction
1995 Tina De Rosa Nonfiction; Fiction
1995 Chaney Holland Fiction
1995 Julie Kalendek Poetry
1995 Karen Kelley Poetry
1995 Susan Swartwout Poetry [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards 2016". www.ronajaffefoundation.org. Retrieved 29 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Media, American Public. "Fifties Music by Leslie Monsour - The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor". writersalmanac.publicradio.org. Retrieved 29 May 2017.  horizontal tab character in |title= at position 15 (help)
  3. ^ "The Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards 2016". www.ronajaffefoundation.org. Retrieved 29 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "The Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards". www.ronajaffefoundation.org. Retrieved 29 May 2017. 

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