MacArthur Park by Andrew Durbin Shortlisted for Believer Fiction Book Award

MacArthur Park by Andrew Durbin Shortlisted for Believer Fiction Book Prize

We just learned that MacArthur Park by Andrew Durbin is on the Believer's shortlist for the 2017 Fiction Book Award!

Below is the editors' note on their selection proccess:

"Each year, the editors of The Believer generate a short list of the novels and story collections they thought were the most affecting and best written of the year. The 2017 list appears below. The winner from the following short list will be announced in the next issue. In that issue we will also include the results of our reader survey."

Here's what they've distilled from the book:

"Andrew Durbin’s debut novel follows a writer as he travels on assignment and begins to conceive of a book about disaster. On the surface, it is a book about the weather—but it is also about the art world, different types of apocalypses, Tom of Finland, cults, and sex. Durbin masterfully blends essay and fiction, and the end result is both a wry exegesis of climate change and an astoundingly real and complex portrait of life lived in the early twenty-first century." 

To view the official announcement and shortlist visit: https://logger.believermag.com/post/book-award-2018