Last month, I got some very exciting news that "Cancerland" was nominated by the amazing staff at Lunch Ticket Magazine for the Pushcart Prize for Nonfiction! When I found out, I began to cry instantly. "Cancerland" is one of the most personal pieces I have ever written, and to have it nominated for such a prestigious award truly knocked me to my knees. Literally. I sat on the floor of my living room, reading the letter over and over again.
The Pushcart Prize is one of America's most prestigious literary awards. Winners include some of America's most popular and talented writers, including Joyce Carol Oates, Raymond Carver, Junot Diaz, and Tim O' Brian. The Pushcart Prize series has been called "a distinguished annual literary event" by The New York Times.
To read work by the talented authors with whom I share the nomination, please visit Lunch Ticket's main page or google "Pushcart Prize nominations" to learn more.