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"Cutthroat" received third place in the Historical Novel Society International Short Story Award 2014 contest, judged by Ian Skillicorn, Emma Darwin and Stephanie Bowen.

Judge's notes on "Cutthroat":

Emma Darwin: “Very successful in covering a relatively large amount of narrative ground, and a strong subject, in a beautifully-proportioned and measured arc of emotional change. The care and precision that shows in the language also shows (as it so often does) in perfect presentation: attention to all the details of the writing process can’t be faked, and makes all the difference.”

Ian Skillicorn: “A vivid and uncompromising tale.”

“Cutthroat” received the 2014 Tom Doulis Graduate Fiction Writing Award, judged by Tin House Editor Cheston Knapp.

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