Hunt Nabs SFC Literary Prize
Samantha Hunt has won the 2019 St. Francis College Literary Prize for The Dark Dark, a short story collection that explores the wonders and terrors of human biology. Hunt’s work beat out five other finalists from among the 184 entrants this year. The biennial SFC Literary Prize awards $50,000 to a writer’s third to fifth published work of fiction, once they have advanced beyond eligibility for awards for debut works. It was launched in 2009. The announcement came during the Brooklyn Book Festival’s annual gala celebration on September 21, at City Point in downtown Brooklyn.
Prior years’ SFC Literary Prize Winners are Dana Spiotta, Innocents and Others (2017); Maud Casey, The Man Who Walked Away (2015); David Vann, Dirt (2013); Jonathan Dee, The Privileges (2011); and Aleksandar Hemon, Love and Obstacles (2009).