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May 9, 2013

Accolade for Mankato author puts him in lofty literary company

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Earlier this year, Healy received an email from the Friends of American Writers review committee, which reviews hundreds of submissions every year. The email said he'd been chosen as the second-place winner in the Adult category.

The committee said of Healy's work: "'It Takes You Over' was chosen in recognition of the craft Healy demonstrates in all his stories and because his characters, in spite of their quirkiness, convey a sense of authenticity that makes them seem like people the reader actually knows. In addition, Healy is an engaging writer who makes liberal use of both wit and wisdom."

Such recognition often leads to wider reach and readership for emerging authors, especially those whose work was published by small or alternative presses (such as New Rivers). Healy will attend the Friends of American Writers luncheon on Friday to receive his award. After that, who knows?

"We'll see," he said. "This is really the first significant thing to happen with my writing outside the borders of Minnesota."

 

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