Story Prize, NYC, 2005

I’m still a little embarrassed that when the photographer told me, Julie Lindsey, Edwidge Danticat, Joan Silber, and Larry Dark to smile, I wrapped my arms around Edwidge and Joan like we were old friends at a college reunion.


I really couldn’t believe I was standing next to them.

That was one of the best nights of my life, the first ever Story Prize.