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    A new $25,000 book prize will recognize the best new literature about the arts.

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    October 19, 2023, 12:06pm

    Attention all writers who write about writing (or painting, or dancing, or music…): the Interlochen Center for the Arts and The Pattis Family Foundation have established a new annual award that seeks to recognize “outstanding works of fiction or nonfiction” that “inspire, illuminate, or exemplify the creative process in fields such as creative writing, dance, film and new media, music, theatre, and visual arts.”

    The inaugural Pattis Family Foundation Creative Arts Book Award is open to all books of fiction or nonfiction originally written in English and published in 2022 or 2023. The author of the winning book will receive a $25,000 cash prize, and will be invited for a multi-day residency at Interlochen Arts Academy and to join the lineup of the National Writers Series in Traverse City, Michigan. Two runner-up awards of $2,500 may also be presented.

    “We are delighted to partner with Interlochen for the latest in our series of book awards. Each of our awards supports an organization we hold in high esteem and puts a spotlight on important books exploring subject areas we deeply care about,” said Lisa Pattis in a press release.

    “We have known Interlochen for more than 20 years and we truly admire its impact across the creative arts,” added Mark Pattis in the same release. “Interlochen’s long history and its transformative effect on its students make it an ideal partner to identify and recognize the most significant books exploring the creative process.”

    Anyone can nominate a book for free by completing this entry form before June 1, 2024. A shortlist will be announced in September, and the winner and runners-up will be announced in November 2024.

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