The 2017 Iowa Prize for Literary Nonfiction was awarded to Laura’s debut essay collection, For Single Mothers Working as Train Conductors. The book is forthcoming from the University of Iowa Press on 1 June 2018.

The six winners of the 2017 Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize were announced at a ceremony in June, in London, which doubled as the launch for the elegant little volume that contains all of the winning essays, including Laura’s “Losing the Nobel.” Congratulations to First Prize Winner William Max Nelson and the other winners. The book can be purchased at New York Review Books or Penguin Random House.

The award ceremony for the Notting Hill Essay Prize, included a discussion moderated by two of the judges, with five of the winners participating. It can be viewed here.

Please see here for a breakdown of the video.



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