I'm honored to have received 3rd place in Dappled Things' annual Jacques Maritain essay contest, for my 2016 article on William Giraldi's Hold the Dark. I'm especially humbled to see the other names ahead of me--artist Daniel Mistui and the philosopher/writer James Matthew Wilson. Both are quite accomplished in their respective fields. Congrats to them and thanks to Dappled Things for the award.
Sorry for the sparse blogging of late. I hope to return soon, once some upcoming events and obligations are behind us.
See my original essay here: http://dappledthings.org/9303/catholic-novelist-confused-apologist-william-giraldi-and-the-nature-of-religious-fiction/