CONTACT: MEGAN J. SCOTT
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: March 30, 2001
UI Press author receives 2000 Friends of American Writers Award
IOWA CITY-- Elizabeth Oness, whose "Articles of Faith" (University
of Iowa Press) earned the UI Press' 2000 Iowa Short Fiction Award and was
selected for the Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers program, has won
second place in the Friends of American Writers annual competition. The competition
recognizes emerging authors for their literary contributions and excellence.
Oness will receive her award at an April ceremony in Chicago from the Friends
of American Writers.
"Articles of Faith" is about silence and the implications that
arise when it is kept too long or suddenly broken. At these times, each character
in this compelling collection turns to faith -- faith in religion, faith in
love, faith in oneself -- in order to find solace.
Oness' first short-fiction collection, "Articles of Faith" is
a collection of eight stories that has received praise from widely recognized
writers and publications, including Publishers Weekly, which called Oness
a "highly skilled writer whose stories are freighted with unique messages
Copies of "Articles of Faith" (0-87745-726-3) $14.95 paperback,
can be purchased through the UI Press at www.uiowa.edu/~uipress,
by calling 1-800-621-2736 or at bookstores. For review copies or additional
information, contact Megan J. Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.