We’re proud to announce the fourth winner of the Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award. The award is given out biannually in honor of Amanda Davis, a brilliant writer and friend to McSweeney’s who tragically passed away at the age of 32. The award goes to a young woman writer who needs more time and resources to complete a book in progress, while also embodying Amanda’s spirit.

This year’s winner is CJ Hauser of Brooklyn, New York. CJ is writing a novel about two women who work at a local newspaper together in Maine. We look forward to seeing the final book!

Thank you to all of the brave writers who submitted their work. There were many great submissions, and all of them allow us to honor Amanda Davis with this award. Congratulations, again, to CJ Hauser!