When he could no longer stand her chatter—in France I made myself a dress of leaves stitched together with stems and I wore it by that river, the big one, the sludge, and that’s how I met many interesting boyfriends from the National Geographic Magazine—he left Nancy on the hotel roof with the chef from Mumbai.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner, Kristen Gleason, whose work was selected by novelist Paul La Farge.
Our fiction contest returns. We are pleased to announce guest judge Paul La Farge, author of The Night Ocean. His recently published novel has received near universal praise; Gary Shteyngart calls it “the best novel of the year, almost any year.”
My father lived for most of his twenties, held a steady job and a woman. / That’s what I told the teacher when she asked me what my father did.
Winner of BOMB’s 2015 Fiction Contest, selected by Sheila Heti
Winner of BOMB’s 2013 Fiction Contest, judged by Ben Marcus.
Winner of the 2011 BOMB Fiction Prize,
Judged by Rivka Galchen
Winner of BOMB’s Fiction Contest, judged by Jonathan Lethem.