Laura S. Distelheim

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Laura S. Distelheim's work has received the Arts & Letters Nonfiction Prize, the Briar Cliff Review Nonfiction Prize, the Florida Review Editor’s Award for Nonfiction, the Folio Fiction Prize, the Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize, the John Gardner Fiction Award, the New Millennium Writings Nonfiction Award, the William Faulkner William Wisdom Medal, the Mary Roberts Rinehart Award, the Press 53 Open Award, the Bruce P. Rossley Literary Award, the Richard J. Margolis Award, an Illinois Arts Council Artist’s Fellowship Award and a grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund.

It has been published or is forthcoming in Arts & Letters, Brain, Child Magazine, The Briar Cliff Review, Calyx, Creative Nonfiction, Florida Review, Folio, Harpur Palate, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Hunger Mountain, International Quarterly, Iowa Review, New Millennium Writings, The North American Review, Pleiades, Shenandoah and Whetstone, among others, and has twice been noted for special mention in both Best American Essays and The Pushcart Prize.

She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and is the creator and director of Neighbor to Neighbor, an organization dedicated to combating hunger among and creating scholarship opportunities for the children of low income families in her community.

Contributions by Laura S. Distelheim

Fall 2016 Issue

Requiem For All The Words That Didn’t Make It Into Tweets

First Prize, 2015 Literal Latte Essay Award.
A gap year, he calls it because he’s learned to speak in tweets. So a gap year he says, at gatherings of his family and at reunions with his friends, and at the job interviews he’s been spending his days going on lately, where I envision bald and bespectacled men and staccato-speaking women sitting across their desks from him…

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