Patrick Madden is spending the end of 2012 on a Fulbright Fellowship in Uruguay with his family, teaching some seminars and writing some essays.
During his stay, he is writing a series of “Dispatches from Montevideo” for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. You can read those essays from him about every two weeks here.
In 2011, Quotidiana was the winner of the Association for Mormon Letters Award in the Personal Essay and the Independent Publisher Book Gold Award in the Essay/Creative Nonfiction category.
Quotidiana was also a bronze award winner for the 2011 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards and a finalist in the 2011 PEN Center USA Literary Awards.