Notre Dame Review Book Prize

The Notre Dame Review Book Prize is a first volume prize, awarded to an author who has published fiction (or poetry) in the Notre Dame Review. Established in 2013 by the NDR, in conjunction with the Notre Dame Press, the prize is to honor both accomplished and emerging authors who have yet to publish a volume of stories (or a collection of poetry). Besides publication, the author is awarded a $1000 prize. The judge is the Editor of the Review, currently William O’Rourke, in conjunction with the Press; the prize will be awarded when warranted. There are no entry requirements other than previous publication in the Notre Dame Review.

The inaugural winner of the Notre Dame Review Book Prize is James D. Redwood; his collection of short stories, Love Beneath the Napalm, was published in the fall of 2013.

James D. Redwood graduated from Oberlin College in 1971 and went to Saigon, South Viet Nam, in September 1972, to teach English. After the fall of Saigon in April, 1975, Redwood attended law school and joined the faculty of Albany Law School in Albany, New York in the fall of 1989, where he continues to teach. He began publishing stories in 1993 based on his experiences in Viet Nam, appearing in Virginia Quarterly Review, Black Warrior Review, Kenyon Review, North Dakota Quarterly, TriQuarterly, and the Notre Dame Review.