I'd love to write something witty or profound or, hell, even halfway literate here, as the awesome journalist who was Matthew Power deserves nothing less. But whenever I think of my friend Matt, I feel too sad to be profound. Writers more talented than I can put their feelings into meaningful words. I'm better at translating others' feelings than I am at conveying my own. Someday, I'll try to get better at that. If Matt taught me anything, it's that we all have the capacity for growth.
So here's the deal: The Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award is up for grabs again this year, so if you're an early-career nonfiction writer interested in winning $12,500 to support your dream project, apply away. The link is here.
If you just want to read some beautiful journalism, check out Matt's website here.