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The McGinnis-Ritchie Award

 

Robert F. Ritchie, who died in 1997, was a long-time and generous supporter of the Southwest Review. In 1960 he established the John H. McGinnis Memorial Award to honor the man who edited the Southwest Review from 1927 to 1943. With a bequest in his will, Mr. Ritchie enabled us to maintain the tradition of his generosity. Since 1998, the McGinnis-Ritchie Award has been given annually to the best works of fiction and nonfiction published during the previous year in these pages. The awards consist of cash prizes of $500.

 

Ellen Adams

2014 McGinnis-Ritchie Award for Fiction
"Quit Your Hiding"
(Volume 99, number 1)

Ellen Adams holds an MFA from Brooklyn College, where she received the Lainoff Prize for Fiction. Most recently, her writing has been published by TLR (The Literary Review), Singapore Art Museum, and The Brooklyn Review. She spent the past year pursuing research in Thailand as a Fulbright grantee. She now lives and works in Seattle, where she is currently revising a novel.

Danny Lorberbaum

2014 McGinnis-Ritchie Award for Fiction
"Burying a Stone"
(Volume 99, number 1)

Danny Lorberbaum grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Bowdoin College, and is currently a student at Hunter College's Creative Writing MFA Program. He lives in Brooklyn.

Stephen Cushman

2014 McGinnis-Ritchie Award for Nonfiction, Essay
"On Middlebrow Formalism, or the Fallacy of Imitative Form Revisited"
(Volume 99, number 4)

Stephen Cushman's newest books are The Red List: A Poem (LSU, 2014) and Belligerent Muse: Five Northern Writers and How They Shaped Our Understanding of the Civil War (UNC, 2014). He is general editor of the fourth edition of the Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (2012) and Robert C. Taylor Professor of English at the University of Virginia.

Emily Fox Gordon

2014 McGinnis-Ritchie Award for Nonfiction, Essay
"Home"
(Volume 99, number 4)

Emily Fox Gordon is the author of four books. Her most recent is Book Of Days, a collection of her personal essays. She has been awarded two Pushcart Prizes and has been named a 2014 Guggenheim fellow.