Sunday, March 22, 2009

2009 National Magazine Awards

Finalists for the National Magazine Awards were announced this past week. See the full list: here.

Virginia Quarterly Review is once again a finalist in the General Excellence category for magazines with circulation below 100,000. (The American Scholar is also nominated in this category.)

In the fiction category, The New Yorker is nominated twice, which I don't quite understand. The first is for two stories: Joshua Ferris's "The Dinner Party" (a particular favorite of readers of this blog and the winner of our annual "Best New Yorker Story of the Year" award) and Roberto Bolano's "Clara"; and the second is for Aledsandr Hemon's "The Noble Truths of Suffering" (a finalist for our award) and "Them Old Cowboy Songs" by Annie Proulx. Also, Paris Review, VQR, and The American Scholar are all nominated in this category.

Winners will be announced at the end of April.

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