The Boston Review Fiction Contest

My short story ‘There Are Two Pools You May Drink From’ has won The Boston Review fiction contest. The story was edited by the Pulitzer-prize winning writer Junot Diaz and Boston Review editor Deborah Chasman. The Aura Estrada short story contest was judged by Nathan Englander, who graciously said these kind words about my winning entry:

‘There Are Two Pools You May Drink From’ is a quiet, powerful story full of dark nostalgia and observed in sharp vivid prose. It’s a remembrance of the Moon family with their “big cat-killing dog that they had trained to sit upright on a chair at the table which “they took turns feeding buttered toast smeared with jam.”

The story is appearing in their July print issue and you can read it in full online at The Boston Review’s website: