As always, we are excited to celebrate the success of one of our own own. NER fiction writer David Ebenbach‘s recent short story collection, The Guy We Didn’t Invite to the Orgy and Other Stories, has been awarded the 2016 Juniper Prize. The University of Massachusetts Press prize is “dedicated to bringing distinct, fresh voices to a wide audience.” They will publish Ebenbach’s collection in spring 2017.
David Ebenbach is the author of two previous books of short stories—Into the Wilderness (Washington Writers’ Publishing House, 2012) and Between Camelots (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005). He has published two books of poetry—most recently We Were the People Who Moved (Tebot Bach, 2015), and a nonfiction guide to creativity called The Artist’s Torah (Cascade Books, 2012). With a PhD in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, Ebenbach teaches literature and creative writing at Georgetown University. His short story, “Eleven Girls,” which is included in the collection recognized by the Juniper Prize, was published in NER 36.4.
Congratulations David! We look forward to more of your work!