Posted on April 29, 2021 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Office of Historical Corrections, by Danielle Evans, has won the 2021 Joyce Carol Oates Prize. 

The $50,000 prize, sponsored by the Simpson Literary Project, honors a distinguished midcareer author of fiction every other year.

The Office of Historical Corrections combines a novella and short stories, all of which use individual moments and relationships to address larger issues of race, culture, and history.

You can read plenty of praise for it and the rest of Evans's work in the prize announcement; here's what Oates (for whom the award is named) had to say: 

Danielle Evans is that rare combination: a writer of lovingly crafted, often poetic and introspective prose whose subjects are as timely as today’s headlines — disturbing, provocative, enigmatic, resisting summary or paraphrase.

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