Congratulations to Caroline Crew for winning this year’s Association of Writers & Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction with her work Other Girls to Burn.
Caroline Crew is the author of a collection of poetry titled Pink Museum as well as several chapbooks. Her poetry and essays have appeared in Conjunctions, DIAGRAM, Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review, Black Warrior Review, and many other publications. Crews currently serves as the CNF editor of the New South Journal and is a PhD candidate at the University of Georgia. She also holds degrees in English Literature from the University of St. Andrews and the University of Oxford as well as an MFA from the University of Massachusetts–Amherst.
Caroline Crew’s Other Girls to Burn will be published by the University of Georgia Press in the fall of 2021. Last year’s winner, Mobile Home: A Memoir in Essays, by Megan Harlan, was published by UGA Press on September 15, 2020.
“The world turns in Crew’s vision, essay by essay, renewed or revealed in ways only she can provide, and all of it brought to us in a voice I’d follow into any topic—propulsive, lyrical, able to turn on a dime, as the expression goes. The result is a guide to the trapdoors this culture sets up for women, and the landscape only visible once you fall through. An unforgettable debut.”—Alexander Chee