Congratulations to Bennett Sims!

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Bennett Sims has won the Bard Fiction Prize for 2014 (which includes a $30,000 cash award) for his novel A Questionable Shape. The judges describe Sims’ genre-bending debut as a “story about the vagaries of human perception which is also a wild romp of zombies biting through a curiously lyrical apocalypse.”

You can read Bennett Sims’ work in Recommended Reading. Click here for an excerpt from A Questionable Shape, and here for his story “White Dialogues.

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