John C. Zacharis First Book Award Archive

Weike Wang’s Chemistry

Chemistry began as the short story “Conversations with My Father,” published in the Summer 2016 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Claire Messud and James Wood. Wang began thinking about what that protagonist might be like when she grew up and whether she might have an existential crisis in adulthood.

Carole Burns Wins 2015 Zacharis Award

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We are thrilled to announce Carole Burns as the twenty-fifth annual John C. Zacharis First Book Award for her short-story collection, The Missing Woman and Other Stories (Parthian, 2015). The $1,500 award, which is named after a former president of Emerson College, honors the best debut book by a