Deesha Phillyaw’s THE SECRET LIVES OF CHURCH LADIES is the 17th Winner of The Story Prize


Congratulations to Kimbilio Fellow Deesha Philyaw for winning The Story Prize for The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, published by West Virginia University Press!

Kimbilio faculty member Danielle Evans was a runner up for her collection The Office of Historical Corrections (Riverhead Books). The Story Prize’s $20,000 top prize is among the largest first-prize amounts of any annual U.S. book award for fiction. As runner-up, Evans received $5,000.

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