Coinciding with Census Day, April 1, the latest issue of The Georgia Review, Spring 2020, is now available for purchase. In honor of the decennial count, a crucial institution of the American democratic process, we are publishing a Spring issue that presents authors’ and artists’ explorations in various genres of what it means to attempt representation of the diverse communities that comprise the United States.
Kirsten Lunstrum has been named this year's winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and her collection of short stories will be published by the University of Georgia Press. Lunstrum’s What We Do with the Wreckage will be available from the UGA Press in fall 2018.
The competition seeks to encourage writers of excellent short stories, while bringing award-winning work to a wider audience by offering publication of a book-length collection and a $1,000 prize. The Flannery O’Connor Award has helped launch the literary careers of such previous winners as Ha Jin, Antonya Nelson, Rita Ciresi and Mary Hood.
The Georgia Review, the University of Georgia’s acclaimed literary magazine, is being feted on its 70th anniversary with an exhibit at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries through May 12.
“Necessary Words & Images” illustrates the history of The Georgia Review from its 1947 inception as a small regional magazine to its maturation as one of the country’s leading literary journals. The story is told through correspondence and other archival material from the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and from the Review’s archives.
In 1986 and again in 2007, the Review bested other finalists such as the New Yorker, Smithsonian, Vanity Fair, and the Atlantic to win a National Magazine Award.