Announcing the 2023 n+1 Writers Awards winners

Congratulations to Nicolás Medina Mora and Christine Smallwood

n+1 is honored to announce the 2023 recipients of its annual writing prizes, awarded yearly to two outstanding contributors to the magazine. This year, the n+1 Writers’ Fellowship will be awarded to Nicolás Medina Mora, and the Anthony Veasna So Fiction Prize will be awarded to Christine Smallwood.

About the Awards

The n+1 Writers’ Fellowship is a $5,000 award granted annually to an outstanding print contributor whose writing captures the spirit of n+1 and has been an important part of the magazine’s evolution. Previous winners include Kristin Dombek, Philip Connors, Bela Shayevich, A. S. Hamrah, Elizabeth Schambelan, Christina Nichol, and Tobi Haslett.

The Anthony Veasna So Fiction Prize is a $5,000 award granted to an outstanding fiction writer whose work has appeared in n+1 magazine or on the magazine’s online supplement. The award was created in 2021 in memory of beloved n+1 contributor Anthony Veasna So (1992–2020). The previous winners are Trevor Shikaze and Caleb Crain.

About the 2023 Recipients:

Nicolás Medina Mora is a Mexican writer. His first novel, América del Norte, is forthcoming from SoHo Press in the Spring of 2024. He has written for n+1 about Mexico City, US immigration, and contemporary Mexican literature. His critical essays, journalism, and translations have also appeared in the Nation, the New York Times, and Words Without Borders. He lives in Mexico City, where he works as an editor at Revista Nexos.

Christine Smallwood is the author of the novel The Life of the Mind and a frequent contributor to publications such as the New York Review of Books, Harper’s, Bookforum, and the New York Times Magazine. She has published three short stories in n+1 and several essays on film. In 2024, Fireflies Press will publish her short book La Captive, a critical study of Chantal Akerman and Proust.

The awards will be presented on September 27 during the N Plus Ultra benefit in Brooklyn. Tickets are currently still available.

The support of our readers allows us to present these awards to two of our incredible authors, year after year. Please consider making a donation to n+1 today.