Thursday, 14 August 2008
Moon Man wins 1st in Bulwer-Lytton contest
The 2008 Bulwer-Lytton prizes have been awarded, and Garrison Spik, a 41 yr. old man from Moon, took first prize. An international literary parody contest, the competition honors the memory (if not the reputation) of Victorian novelist Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873). The goal of the contest is childishly simple: entrants are challenged to submit bad opening sentences to imaginary novels. The prize for Purple Prose was won by another Pittsburgher, Christopher Wey.