‘Yemeni Soup’ Nominated for a National Magazine Award and a Western Magazine Award!

nma_program_cover_webI was thrilled to find out last week that Yemeni Soup and Other Recipes, a nonfiction piece about my mom, me, and food, was nominated for a National Magazine Award in the One of A kind Category. A few of my mentors and peers are nominated in different categories as well so I’m in great company.  The piece was published in Grain Magazine last summer. Winners will be announced in their gala on June 7th, 2013. Then, the following day – another pleasant surprise! The piece was also nominated for a Western Magazine Award. The winners will be announced in Vancouver on June 21st, 2013. Thank you, Grain Magazine and award juries!