Winner of BOMB’s 2019 Fiction Contest, selected by Renee Gladman.
We are thrilled to announce BOMB’s 2019 Fiction Contest winner, Alexandra Gauss, whose work was selected by the writer and artist Renee Gladman.
The poet’s first novel, Eleanor, or, The Rejection of the Progress of Love, concerns a woman’s unnamed grief, as well as the meta-dialogue between the narrative’s author and the critic reading her manuscript.
The imagined city from Gladman’s Ravicka series is as elusive as human self-hood.
Renee Gladman is the author of ten works of prose and poetry, most recently Calamities, a collection of essay-fictions. Her first monograph of drawings, Prose Architectures, was published by Wave Books in 2017. She lives in New England with the poet-ceremonialist Danielle Vogel.
Lingering with a moment, operating in the dark, and moving through membranes.
Renee Gladman’s novels, set in the yellow-skied, unraveling city-country Ravicka, link language and deep disorientation. She talks to BOMB about cities, sentences and the alterities therein.