Established in 1997 by the Department of English and Creative Writing at Converse College, the Julia Peterkin Award is a national contest honoring both emerging and established poets and writers. The award is named for Converse graduate Julia Mood Peterkin who won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel Scarlet Sister Mary.
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Converse College Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce that Frank Soos of Fairbanks, Alaska has received the 2013 Julia Peterkin Award in Fiction. Soos will receive the award of $1,000, plus he will receive travel expenses to give an honorary reading from his award-wining fiction at Converse College.
Frank Soos has spent the last 26 years teaching and living in Fairbanks, Alaska. In addition to essays and stories published in various magazines and journals, he is the author of two collections of short stories, Early Yet and Unified Field Theory (winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction). Non-fiction includes Bamboo Fly Rod Suite, and Double Moon, published in collaboration with his artist wife Margo Klass.