In a banquet and awards ceremony attended by media and other literary recipients, Peter Difatta was presented with the first prize of a cash award for his novel Finding Pluck. The literary awards ceremony took place on September 26 in New Albany, Mississippi, the birth place of William Faulkner, a Nobel Prize winning author. This international competition, drawing entries from around the world, is a decades old annual event and also recognizes authors of one act plays and short stories. Judging notes indicate Finding Pluck was chosen from among others because it followed one of Faulkner’s basic tenets for writing in that it illuminated “the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself which alone can make good writing . . .” Finding Pluck has a “highly readable, sophisticated narrative structure,” which demonstrates “a pleasing twist on the traditional bildungsroman, the novel about growing up.”
Finding Pluck Wins William Faulkner Literary Award
Award ceremony was held in New Albany, MS on September 26, 2014.
NPR Interviews Peter Difatta on novel Finding Pluck
Jessica Palombo, News Director, interviewed Peter Difatta on First Coast Connect about his award winning novel Finding Pluck.
Florida Writers Association recognizes
The Florida Writers Association has placed Finding Pluck in the general genre semi-finalist category. From here the book will move up to compete against other works vying for a finalist position. Awards will be presented at the annual Florida Writers Conference in Orlando on October 17th.