Bachoura wins Lifted Brow Prize for Experimental Nonfiction
Literary journal the Lifted Brow and RMIT’s non/fictionLab has announced Jean Bachoura as the winner of its 2019 Prize for Experimental Nonfiction for his essay ‘Tretinoin’.
The winner was chosen by a panel comprising Timmah Ball, Chris Kraus and Quinn Eades. The judges said the piece is ‘a highly accomplished piece of queer experimental life writing, where skin care regimens, family dinners, hook-ups, and meditations on selfies and beauty are interspersed with trauma stories, social media posts, a self-made meme, QR codes, and hashtags’.
Bachoura receives $5000 and publication in issue #43 of The Lifted Brow. Two runners-up, Oliver Reeson for ‘Body Language’ and Tess Pearson for ‘What Sprouts at the Fissures’, both receive $500.
The winner and runners-up were chosen from a shortlist announced in July.
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