Poet Jon Pineda has won the 2013 Milkweed National Fiction Prize. His debut novel, "Apology," will be published by the Minneapolis literary press in June.
The prize is awarded annually to a writer who has not been previously published by Milkweed. Past winners include Danielle Sosin, for "The Long-Shining Waters," Susan Straight for "Aquaboogie," Larry Watson for "Montana 1948," and David Rhodes for "Driftless."
Pineda is an award-winning poet and the author of a memoir, "Sleep in Me," which was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. He lives in Virginia with his family.