Christine Sneed wins another award


Christine Sneed's Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry has won the Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year Award.  It was presented to her at a ceremony on January 17, 2012.  Previously the book was awarded the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction, was selected by Time Out Chicago as one of the best books of the year, was named a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, and received the John C. Zacharis First Book Award, instituted in 1991 to honor the best first book of poetry of fiction by a writer who has published in Ploughshares.