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Announcing: Big Other Book Awards Ceremony!


Join us at Murmrr Ballroom on May 16, 2020 for the inaugural Big Other Book Awards Ceremony!

In recognition of excellence in literature published in 2019, we’ll announce a winner in each of the following categories: fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. A Readers’ Choice Award and awards for lifetime achievement and outstanding service to the literary community will also be presented. Big Other contributors Charles Bernstein, Norman Lock, and Victoria Redel will read from their work.

Stay tuned for announcements of the long lists!

In the meantime, purchase tickets HERE!


  • John Madera is the author of Nervosities (Anti-Oedipus Press, 2024). His other fiction is published in Conjunctions, Salt Hill, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His nonfiction is published in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, New York State Council on the Arts awardee John Madera lives in New York City, Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.

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