James Knudsen Prize for Fiction Winner

Congratulations to Khanh Ha, whose story, “Night, This River” has won the 2020-2021 James Knudsen Prize for Fiction. This year’s judge was Stephanie Soileau.

About the winning story, Soileau said:

“The clear first-place winner is the gorgeously titled “Night, This River,” for its finely shaded characters, subtle and surprising relationships, and astonishing facility with the language and details of work on a fishing boat in Southeast Asia. This was so expertly done. One of those stories that evokes both admiration and a little envy.”  

Congratulations as well to our Finalists:

Lara Jacobs for “Pitchers of Milk, Now Empty”

Elizabeth Shultz for “Good Fences, Good Neighbors”

See all winners here.

Fiction Contest Judge Stephanie Soileau