2018 Nominees

Below are the nominees for 2018, judged by students of The Nonfiction Writing Program.

Hanif Abdurraqib, They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us

from Two Dollar Radio

Thi Bui, The Best We Could Do

from Harry Abrams

Brian Dillon, Essayism

from Fitzcarraldo Editions


Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, “A Most American Terrorist”

from GQ

David O’Reilly, “Everything”

from Double Fine Presents


Raoul Peck, “I Am Not Your Negro”

from Velvet Film


Jordan Peele, “Get Out”

from Blumhouse Productions


Aisha Sloan Sabatini, “Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit”

from 1913 Press


Selah Saterstrom, Ideal Suggestions

from Essay Press


Zach Savich, “Body Map”

from Fanzine


Lee Anne Schmidt, “Purge This Land”

from Lee Ann Schmidt Productions


Phil Smith, “We Are Here to Help Each Other Get Through This Thing, Whatever It Is”

from Falling Tree Productions

Jeannie Vanasco, The Glass Eye

from Tin House Books

Shawn Wen, A Twenty-Minute Silence Followed by Applause

from Sarabande Books

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