The 2001 Electronic Literature Award
winners are announced! Londoner John Cayley took the top spot for
the Poetry Award, and Caitlin Fisher of Toronto won the Fiction Award. Each artist
wins $10,000 (USD), and a beautiful bronze book trophy
from our awards gala, held 18 May 2001, at the New School's
Swayduck Auditorium, New York City.
Judges' comments on their selections
for top prize are available now. Read fiction judge
comments or follow Heather
McHugh's comments on the Poetry Award. Check out
Video and Photos from the 2001 Awards Ceremony. See also who
made the esteemed and diverse short lists in the Poetry and Fiction categories.
Our final judges
worked from specific judging
criteria to determine the winners.
ELO extends many thanks to the judges
and all the contributing artists who have made this
first ELO award year so competitive. ELO also thanks
Robert Polito, Luis Jaramillo, and the many other staff
of the New School, Manhattan, for hosting our event.
And we thank our many guests who attended the Awards,
and gave all the Short Listed artists recognition and