Frank Mccourt Memoir Prize Winners

Frank Mccourt Memoir Prize Winners

1st Prize Winner is Scott Latta’s memoir, “Spring, Miss Nelson’s Class.”

Scott’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Believer, The Awl, CityLab, and online at Tin House. He is a graduate of Oregon State’s MFA program for nonfiction and lives in Portland.

2nd Prize Winner is Elizabeth Robertson Laytin’s memoir, “Black Sugar.”

Elizabeth is a freelance journalist who has written for The Southampton Press, The East Hampton Press, Shelter Island Reporter, and Brown Alumni Magazine. A graduate of Brown, her short stories have been published on and, and in The East Hampton Star.  She has read her work at the East Hampton Library and KGB Bar events in New York. Her YA novel Come Here, Go Away is available on Kindle,, and at Guild Hall. She’s married and has a daughter, son, and two stepdaughters, and lives year round in East Hampton.

Both winners will be published in the upcoming Summer/Fall 2016 issue of TSR: The Southampton Review.

Congratulations to our eight finalists:

“Thief of Beauty” by Elissa Altman

“Wagon Train, Headed West” by Cathy Arden

“Imposter” by Jack Mayer

“Drowning Little Things” by Leia Menlove

“The Goddess Party” by Suzanne Roberts

“Running Dance” by Allie Rowbottom

“American Snake Pit” by Dan Tomasulo

“Elephant Head: An Essay on Mental Illness” by KD Williams


Finalists and winners were chosen by a blind selection process.