Salvatore Scibona (Fiction Fellow 2001-2002, 2002-2003) is the winner of this year's Ellen Levine Award for his novel-in-progress Where In the World Is William Wurs?

We would like to congratulate Salvatore Scibona (fiction Fellow 2001-2002, 2002-2003) on winning this year's Ellen Levine Award for his novel-in-progress Where In the World Is William Wurs? 

This award is sponsored by the New York Community Trust and the Ellen Levine Fund for Writers, and the manuscript was chosen by judges Joanna Scott, John Dufresne, and Peter Orner.

 
Salvatore Scibona's first novel, The End, was a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Young Lions Fiction Award from the New York Public Library; The End is published or forthcoming in seven languages.  A former FAWC Fellow and a graduate of St. John's College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, an O. Henry Award, a Pushcart Prize, and a Whiting Writers' Award.  In 2010 he was named one of the New Yorker's "20 Under 40" writers to watch. His short fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, A Public Space, and Harper's.  He is a visiting professor in creative writing at Wesleyan University and has been on the staff of the Work Center since 2004.