How overtime has made L.A.'s port pilots the city's best paid employees, averaging $450,000 a year
Los Angeles Times

Peter Trachtenberg - 1984

Peter Trachtenberg, "The End of Travel," 1984. What the award meant to the writer: The Nelson Algren Award was the first real indication I had that my writing might mean something to strangers. It was a sign that all those hours of writing and revising had actually brought the story closer to some ideal of quality. The award was a sign I'd produced something that possessed some paler recension of the life that coursed through the writing I loved.Handout