Ellen Michaelson’s novella, The Care of Strangers wins the Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize. This moving story about vulnerability and friendship has earned critical praise since its release. “An ... [Read More]
Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize
The Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize, a critical resource of the cultural literary landscape, was established to discover and encourage talented unpublished authors. Three finalists are selected each cycle; winners of the juried competition receive prizes that include cash awards, publication support, and an expense-paid trip to read from their work at Miami Book Fair’s November event.
We created the MBF/de Groot Prize to fan the flame in emerging writers who yearn to be published. For some, the competition offers an incentive to give form to a story that has been floating in the back of their mind. Others will want to complete that half-finished manuscript lying in a drawer or reshape their unpublished novel into a novella. We want the prize to bring out the best in new authors who have a story that needs to be heard.
Ellen Michaelson is a physician in Portland, Oregon, and holds an MFA from Pacific University. Her work has appeared in Creative Nonfiction, Portland Monthly, Women in Solitude, and Literature in ... [Read More]
2018 Winner Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize - Marci Vogel Website: marcivogel.com Death and Other Holidays is published by Melville House. "The prose is stunning: never overwrought for so ... [Read More]
James Baldwin Panel - from the first Miami Book Fair James Baldwin attended the very first Miami Book Fair. To honor the 90th anniversary of his birth, acclaimed poets Elizabeth Alexander and Claudia ... [Read More]