Syracuse University Press announces that Brian O'Hare's collection of short stories "Something Hidden " is the winner of the Veterans Writing Award 2021. O'Hare graduated from the Academy US Naval and former US Marine Corps officer. Currently, he is an award-winning writer and filmmaker living in Los Angeles. His work has been featured in "War, Literature, and the Arts," Santa Fe "and" Hobart, "and has been nominated for two Pushcart Awards. He was recently appointed a Writing Fellow at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts.
Veterans Writing Award Judge Phil Klay , praised O'Hare's work, noting that "Something Hidden" is written in luscious and incisive prose that rebels. bear humanity. It is deeply observed and emotionally powerful, sharp both in the cultural mores of young men and in the deeper consequences of what happens when that is mixed with American military might. And each story features richly imagined characters that live in your mind long after you've finished reading. "
Syracuse University Press, in cooperation with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), established the Award. Writing for Veterans in 2019. The mission of the award is to recognize veterans' contributions to the literary arts, shed light on the experience of multivalent veterans, and provide a platform for unrecognized military writers. This contest is open to veterans of the And to active duty personnel in any branch of the US military and their immediate family members. This includes spouses, domestic partners, parents, siblings, and children. We encourage veteran writers, veterans of color, Native American veterans, LGBTQ veterans, and those who identify with a disability to come forward. For what to be about direct military experience, we seek original voices and fresh perspectives that broaden and challenge readers' understanding of the lives of veterans and their families.