Emily Wortman-Wunder Wins 2020 Colorado Book Award

Emily Wortman-Wunder Wins 2020 Colorado Book Award

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

KHN Alumnx (2007) Emily Wortman-Wunder announced her book, Not a Thing To Comfort You, has won the 2020 Colorado Book Award for Short Story Collection. The book, which was published in October 2019 by University of Iowa Press, also won the Iowa Short Fiction Award, and was a finalist for the High Plains Book Award.

About Not a Thing To Comfort You: "From a lightning death on an isolated peak to the intrigues of a small town orchestra, the glimmering stories in this debut collection explore how nature—damaged, fierce, and unpredictable—worms its way into our lives. Here moths steal babies, a creek seduces a lonely suburban mother, and the priorities of a passionate conservationist are thrown into confusion after the death of her son. Over and over, the natural world reveals itself to be unknowable, especially to the people who study it most. These tales of scientists, nurses, and firefighters catalog the loneliness within families, betrayals between friends, and the recurring song of regret and grief." (via Goodreads)

Emily Wortman-Wunder is an award-winning author with over 15 years of writing and editing experience. My fiction and essays have won awards from Nimrod, the North American Review, the Atlantic, and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. My journalism has appeared in High Country News, Montana Outdoors, Brain, Child, and elsewhere. Emily's writing has won honors in Nimrod‘s Katherine Anne Porter Literary Awards, the North American Review‘s Kurt Vonnegut Prize, and the Atlantic Monthly‘s Student Writing Awards and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, andher  journalism has appeared in High Country News, Montana Outdoors, Birdwatcher’s Digest, and elsewhere.

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Congratulations, Emily!