Thursday
Sep282017

"For Want of a Better Word" wins the Robert and Adele Schiff Award in Prose

The Cincinnati Review has just announced Sean Gill's short story "For Want of a Better Word" as the winner of the 9th Annual Robert and Adele Schiff Award in Prose. The story will appear in print in the Summer 2018 issue of The Cincinnati Review.

Fiction Editor Michael Griffith writes, "Sean Gill’s excellent 'For Want of a Better Word' begins with a clever premise—a lab assistant inventing words for an experiment in artificial intelligence—and then does ingenious things with tone and timespan to make that premise far more than merely clever. The result is a surprising, touching, funny, and bittersweet story about the ways being smart can help us, and the ways it can’t."

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