2013 Porter Fund Literary Prize awarded to Pat Carr | Rock Candy

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2013 Porter Fund Literary Prize awarded to Pat Carr

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  • Pat Carr won the 2013 Porter Fund Literary Prize.

Writer Pat Carr has won the 2013 Porter Fund Prize, an annual award presented to "an Arkansas writer who has accomplished a substantial and impressive body of work that merits enhanced recognition," according to a press release.

The $2,000 prize has previously been awarded to Kevin Brockmeier, Trenton Lee Stewart, Roy Reed and Michael Heffernan, among others. Last year's winner was Margaret Jones Bolsterli.

Bolsterli called Carr to notify her of the news, to which Carr said, "I had the same feeling I would have had if I'd won the Nobel Prize," according to the release. Carr, who has published 18 books, also won the Iowa Fiction Prize for "The Women in the Mirror." Her novel "If We Must Die," about the 1921 riots in Tulsa, was a finalist for the PEN Book Award.

Carr will be presented with the award at a ceremony Oct. 3 at CALS Main Library.

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