A Kodiak writer has won a prestigious book award from the Women Writing the West, a Colorado-based association of writers and other professionals. Sara Loewen’s book, “Gaining Daylight: – Life on Two Islands,” won the “Willa Award” in creative nonfiction.
Another book from the University of Alaska Press, “Upriver Poems” by Carolyn Kremers made finalist in poetry.
The Willa Award is named for Willa Cather, a writer around the turn of the 20th Century who authored “My Antonia” and “O Pioneers!”
The Willa Awards go to writers of the best published literature of women’s or girls’ stories set in the North American West. Loewen’s award will be presented in October.