Uncategorized | September 12, 2005

The Missouri Review proudly announces that “The Passage,” by Murray Farish, of St. Louis, has won this year’s annual William Peden Prize. The prize, given in memory of Dr. William Harwood Peden, a professor of English at the University of Missouri-Columbia from 1946 to 1979 and co-founder of the Missouri Review, recognizes the best piece of fiction from among those published within our pages over the previous volume year, as determined by an outside judge. “The Passage” appeared in TMR 27:2 (2004).

Farish, who teaches writing and literature at Webster University, will receive a check for $1,000 and will read from his work at 6 p.m. Monday, September 19, at First National Bank in Columbia. Previous stories by Farish have appeared in Phoebe and The Roanoke Review.