Winner of The Pinch Literary Prize in Nonfiction

PUBLISHED BY THE PINCH: Judge Abigail Thomas selected “Lifecycle of Butterflies” for the 2013 Literary Prize in Nonfiction. About the essay, Thomas writes:

Beer compares the lifecycle of the Monarch butterfly and its fantastic migrations with her own life of seemingly random wanderings. This is a fascinating, beautifully written and ultimately very moving reflection on instinct and impulse. On curiosity and survival. A perfect essay.”

The essay appears in the Spring 2014 issue of The Pinch, and you can read it online here.