Publishing Success for Faulkner Finalist David Armand

This just in from author David Armand:

“I just wanted to send you a quick e-mail to let you know that my book The Pugilist’s Wife – which was twice named a semi-finalist in the Novel and Novella categories in 2009 and 2010, and once as 2nd runner-up in the novel-in-progress category in 2008 (under the title Sun) — was recently named the winner of the George Garrett Fiction Prize and will be published next fall by Texas Review Press.

“I don’t think I would’ve had the motivation to finish the book had Ms. Grosvenor not chosen it as 2nd runner up a couple of years ago, which enabled me to meet with (editor) Pat Walsh, who really gave me the inspiration to finish writing the book. It was a good morning sitting at the Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone and talking with Pat about my book. That wouldn’t have happened without the work y’all do…”

Thanks David, and we wish you much success!