2015 Hrushka Memorial Prize Winner
Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson's essay, "On Nostalgia," was selected by guest judge Steven Church as the winner of Passages North's 2015 Nonfiction prize. "'On Nostalgia,' says Church, "begins with a consideration of the Archimedes Palimpsest and becomes, itself, a palimpsest as the author scrapes away layers to reveal a family history that has been kept silent and covered up. The result is a layered and smartly digressive exploration of the author's relationship to her father, and of her grandmother's suicide, that both educates and surprises the reader."
Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson is an author and journalist whose writing has published or is forthcoming in The New York Times, PANK, Slate, TriQuarterly Review, Revolver, Post Road Magazine, and The Little Patuxent Review, among others. She's earned an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council and was a Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She's also been a resident at the Vermont Studio Center and the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop. You can read more of her work at eedickinson.com and follow her at @elizdickinson.
"On Nostalgia" will appear in Passages North #37, due out in early 2016.