Local Boy Makes Good as Indie/Cult Phenom, almost Wins Big Prize

The Story Prize winner, Tobias Wolff, center, flanked by fellow finalists Joe Meno and Jhumpa Lahiri at the reception following the event.Okay, local might be a bit broad.  Chicago is, after all, a fairly distant suburb of Cincinnati, but this is great news for Indie publishers, specifically Akashic Books, the press that brought us The #&$! UpIn the end, Tobias Wolff took the Story Prize’s Silver Bowl and $20,000 purse, but to be in the company of Wolff and Lahiri says a lot. -Ed Scripsi

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  1. Akashic has some great books on noir, a couple of which reprint stories from Ohio writers O. Henry, Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Ambrose Bierce.

  2. A friend recently gave me one of their San Francisco Noir books, which I thoroughly enjoyed.


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