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EWU’s Buckingham wins short fiction prize

Fri, Dec 11, 2015 - 12:00pm

The end of the year love is beginning and three local writers are feeling it.

Polly Buckingham, a senior lecturer in the English department at Eastern Washington University, has won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Short Fiction, awarded by the University of North Texas Press.

The prize comes with a $1,000 cash award as well as publication of her story collection. “The Expense of a View” will be released in November 2016. The prize was judged by novelist/memorist Chris Offutt (“The Good Brother”).

Buckingham, who teaches creative writing, is a three-time finalist for the...