Best of 2015

Ellen UrbaniCongratulations to Ellen Urbani, author of Landfall, whose essay “Like Every Other Survivor” was named a Powells.com Best of 2015 post today. It was chosen as the most powerful piece about death and life published by the website this year.

Read the essay here.

“Like Every Other Survivor” was published on Aug. 29 to coincide with the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, during which Landfall is set.

Ellen’s essay was recognized along with essays by Hanya Yanagihara, Charles Baxter, Joy Williams, Lidia Yuknavitch, and Lauren Groff.

Landfall has received year-end attention itself, including making the best of the Northwest list at Broadway Books, earning a best-of-2015 honorable mention by Read Her Like an Open Book, a mention in Sam Snoek-Brown’s article on 2015’s kick-ass women writers, being recognized as a 2015 favorite by bookseller Karen Emmerling, an excellent new review by Oregon Humanities, and of course earlier this year, being chosen for the Women’s National Book Association’s Great Group Reads program, which means a lot of chapters around the country will be reading Landfall in 2016.

A very lovely way to end this Landfall-oriented year at Forest Avenue Press. Thanks to all our readers and supporters for helping us grow since our 2012 founding. We wish you and yours a wonderful 2016.

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