I found out recently that “Blondlot’s Transformation,” the story I submitted, won the Black Warrior Review’s fiction contest.

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I’m thankful to the judge, Mary Caponegro; also to Proust and Lydia Davis, since when I wrote the story I had recently finished reading Swann’s Way and was still washing about in its language. Also I was re-watching Twin Peaks while writing the story; Agent Dale Cooper‘s mystical realism was definitely an influence on the narrator. I fall in love with Agent Dale Cooper whenever I can.

The issue the story’s included in will be out in March.