Past Winners & Finalists

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Dzanc Books and Guernica are pleased to announce the winner of the International Literature Award—affiliated with the DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal (June 19-July 2, 2011)—who receives airfare, accommodations, and tuition to this summer’s program and publication in Guernica.

International Literature Award 2011 Winner (Final judge Chris Abani):

Jacob Shores-Arguello (poetry)


  • Kevin Kaiser, “Little Parrots” (fiction)
  • Angie Lee, “Shuffle Master of the Universe” (nonfiction)
  • Andrew MacDonald, “Krupkee” (fiction)
  • Shivani Manghnani,  “Tsunami” (nonfiction)
  • Ottessa Moshfegh, “The Chaperone” (fiction)
  • Brian Sousa, “Away from the Mountains and Towards the Sea” (fiction)
  • Eleanor Stanford, “A Story of Brazil in Three Fruits” (nonfiction)

Winners of Scholarships for Writers of Luso Descent, 2011

  • Traci Brimhall
  • Carlos J. Queirós
  • Amy Sayre-Roberts
  • Brian Sousa

Additionally, we announce a special scholarship endowed by Instituto Camões to send a Canadian of Luso descent:

Richard Simas

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