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One of our winners became a
Danielle Trussoni's novel, originally entitled Tunnel
Rat, won our 2001 Novel Award. She re-worked it as a memoir of
her relationship with her father, a Viet Nam vet--which was
published in 2006 as FALLING THROUGH THE EARTH, and subsequently named by the New York Times Book Review as one of the 10 Best
Books of Nonfiction that year. Ms.Trussoni has since gone on
to become an international best-seller with her ANGELOLOGY series.
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As a writer myself, I've learned a heartening but frightening thing in managing the
Dana Awards: that there are thousands of excellent writers out
is heartening for the sake of literature, but frightening because
of the sheer numbers of good writers looking for recognition--so
much competition for each one of us, and so many people who
deserve notice but aren't getting it.
Writing is a profession for talented, imaginative, sensitive Gila
monsters (I say this because good writers don't give up, and
legend claims that when a Gila monster clamps its jaws on
something it won't let go.)
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