Leigh Newman

Longlist, 2022 National Book Awards

Leigh Newman is the author of Still Points North, a memoir about growing up in Alaska which was a finalist for the National Book Critic Circle’s John Leonard Prize.
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Nobody Gets Out Alive

book cover art for Nobody Gets Out Alive by Leigh Newman
ISBN 9781982180300 Scribner / Simon & Schuster

Set in Newman’s home state of Alaska, Nobody Gets Out Alive is an exhilarating collection about women struggling to survive not just grizzly bears and charging moose, but the raw legacy of their marriages and families. More about this book >

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Leigh Newman

Leigh Newman is the author of Still Points North, a memoir about growing up in Alaska which was a finalist for the National Book Critic Circle’s John Leonard Prize. Her stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories, Harper’s Magazine, The Paris Review, Tin House, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, One Story, and Electric Literature. In 2020, she was awarded The Paris Review’s Terry Southern Prize for Humor, a Pushcart Prize, and an ASME Award for Fiction.

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