Martha Moffett won the William Faulkner 2017 novella award and went to New Orleans to collect her Faulkner Society prize and eat oysters and beignets (not at the same time). Stewart O’Nan was judge and introduced her at a black-tie affair where he hung the gold medal around her neck. He read what he said was a blurb he had composed to go on the back of her book–when it gets published. Some of Martha’s family went along, and daughter Anne filmed this on her phone.
Martha worked on her book in the Friday novel workshop where, she says, she got helpful feedback. She has been a member of The Write Group since moving here almost four years ago.