Mr. Bret Lott from The Southern Review called me on Friday to say that my story "Buying Lenin" was awarded the 2007 Eudora Welty Prize in Fiction.
The Eudora Welty Prize in Fiction is given to the best short story published in The Southern Review each volume year. Previous winners of the award are Nicholas Montemarano (2006) and Keith Lee Morris (2005).
In my third year as an undergraduate student at the U of A I took a fiction writing class with Ellen Gilchrist. It is Ellen who made me believe I can write it English.
Ellen's first writing teacher was Eudora Welty.