Winkler wins 2014 Townsend Prize

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Atlanta Jamaican Anthony Winkler, author of the novel “God Carlos,” was named winner of the 2014 Townsend Prize, a biennial literary award recognizing the achievement of Georgia fiction writers.

Winkler’s novel follows the exploits of a 16th century Spanish sailor who journeys to Jamaica with aspirations of being perceived as a god. “With a sharp tongue, Winkler, a native of Jamaica, deftly imbues this blackly funny satire with an exposé of colonialism’s avarice and futility,” said Publisher’s Weekly.

The award is presented by “The Chattahoochee Review” literary journal of Georgia Perimeter College and the Georgia Center for the Book.

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