John Haskell, winner of FC2's 2024 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction PrizeFC2 is delighted to announce that John Haskell has won the 2024 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize! FC2 will publish his winning manuscript in the Fall of 2025.

John Haskell’s books include I Am Not Jackson Pollock, American Purgatorio, Out of My Skin, and The Complete Ballet. He has written plays, catalogue essays, dance reviews, food histories, and film criticism. His fiction and nonfiction pieces have appeared in a variety of publications, including BOMB and A Public Space, magazines where he is a contributing editor. Haskell has performed his work on stage and on the radio shows The Next Big Thing and Studio 360. He has been awarded several NYFA grants and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and has taught writing and literature in Los Angeles, New York, and Leipzig.

John, welcome to the collective! We also want to recognize the four other finalists that, although they did not win, were sent to the contest judge:

  • A Garland of Flaming Flowers around the Neck of the Celebrant, by Jim Krusoe
  • Future Love Paradise, by Edie Meidav
  • Birding, by Michael Stewart
  • The Milton Man, by Xi Xu

Sincere thanks to everybody who entered, and to Amina Cain, the final judge.

The reading period for the 2025 FC2 Innovative Fiction Prizes will open on August 15, 2024. Winners receive cash awards and publication. Judges will be announced in May.

Jarvis & Constance Doctorow Family Foundation logoThe FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize is funded through the Jarvis & Constance Doctorow Family Foundation.