The Norman Mailer Writers Colony and The Provincetown Arts Press announce the awarding of the first Norman Mailer Cape Cod Writing Award for Exceptional Writing to Mr. Salvatore Scibona.
On June 6th, 2009, at a cocktail reception at PAAM, (460 Commercial Street) followed by a private dinner at the Norman Mailer home, the Colony will present the first Cape Cod “Norman Mailer Award” to Salvatore Scibona, who recently published his first novel, The End, to outstanding critical acclaim. The award will be presented by Chris Busa of The Provincetown Arts Press. That same evening the Provincetown Art Association and Museum will recognize Richard Meier for his continuing contribution to world architecture.
This past year Mr. Scibona’s first book, The End, was a finalist at the National Book Award. He also won the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award for the same work.
His previous fiction has been published in the Threepenny Review, Best New American Voices 2004, and The Pushcart Book of Short Stories; The Best Stories from a Quarter-Century of the Pushcart Prize. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he is the writing coordinator at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Those wishing to attend the awards and/or dinner are offered two levels of tax deductable giving for the events of June 6. A gift of one hundred dollars ($125) provides for an invitation to the private cocktail reception and the awards at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. A gift of twelve-hundred dollars ($1,250) includes the private reception and the awards at the Museum, a signed copy of Salvatore Scibona book, The End, and a singed copy Richard Meier and Partners Complete Works–1963-2008 and an invitation to the private dinner for 50 guests at the Norman Mailer home with a tour of the house/writing studio, in addition to an engraved brick with the donor’s name permanently placed on the grounds of the Mailer home.
To contribute to these non-profit arts organizations by purchasing a tax deductable ticket to attend this event(s), please call Chris McCarthy (Exec. Dir. Provincetown Art Association and Museum) 508-487-1750, cmccarthy [at] paam [dot] org; or Guy Wolf (NMWC) 774.487.2221, gwolf [at] nmwcolony [dot] org.