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Maura Stanton - 1998

Maura Stanton, "Ping-Pong," 1998What the award meant: Winning the Nelson Algren Award was a life-changing experience for me. It's the most prestigious short story award out there, and after winning, I began to devote more time to short fiction. The Nelson Algren Award definitely helped my career because it encouraged me to write more stories.
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