Landfall wins Peace Corps Award

Landfall by Ellen Urbani is the winner of the Maria Thomas Fiction Award from Peace Corps Worldwide. The awards were judged by a panel of book publishers, magazine editors, and writers. Read more about the award here. It will be announced officially by Marian Beil, publisher of Peace Corps Writers, at the National Peace Corps Association […]

There Is No Such Thing as a True Story

Ellen Urbani’s essay, “There Is No Such Thing as a True Story,” is up at The Rumpus today. “Perspective is a fickle beast, and memory is an unreliable traveling companion through the years,” she writes. The essay references Hurricane Katrina, the backdrop for her novel Landfall. Read the whole essay here. 

Landfall: A Pulpwood Queens selection

Ellen Urbani’s Landfall has been chosen as the September 2016 selection for the Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys book club, which features more than 600 branches in the U.S. as well as clubs in 15 additional countries. The Pulpwood Queens began thanks to Kathy Murphy, a reader and hairdresser who founded Beauty and the Book, a salon in […]

More honors for Landfall

After posting our “Best of 2015” piece about Landfall by Ellen Urbani at the end of the year, more good news arrived! Landfall was chosen for the Powell’s staff Top 5s annual wrap-up, where booksellers share their favorite titles of the year. See all the selections here; bookseller Dianah Hughley, who has been a vocal advocate […]

Best of 2015

Congratulations 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 […]