Finalist for AROHO Orlando Prize in CNF

A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Spring Orlando Prize Judge Pam Houston wrote this about “The Rat”:

This is, to my mind, a clear example of creative nonfiction, a smart piece of writing that essays (as John D’Agata uses the term–as verb) from topic to topic to make a beautiful mosaic with a rat at the center.  Very intelligent, authoritative voice.