My essay “After Lennon” won the 2018 Barry Lopez Nonfiction Prize.

It’s about my intense relationship with John Lennon, who I never met in real life, from the days of Beatlemania into the decades that followed.

David Quammen, who judged the contest, said:

“This is a very skillful piece of writing that toggles back and forth between personal concerns of a young girl in the 1960s and weightier political events.  What particularly impressed me were the rhythms of language, so nicely modulated, and the control of tone and point-of-view, shifting from grave to mock-grave, generating effects that are unexpected, tart, and funny. The authorial voice is deft, taking itself seriously but not too seriously.”

 

Watch for it in the March issue of Cutthroat magazine!

 

roll on, John …