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The Winner of Bourdain's Medium Raw Writing Contest

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medium-raw-125.jpgThe winner of Anthony Bourdain's Medium Raw writing contest has been announced: Congratulations to Michael P., author of the essay "Late Nights." Michael P.'s essay will be published in the paperback edition of Bourdain's book Medium Raw. He also won a whopping $10,000 in cash, straight from the pockets of the generous Mr. Bourdain. At 303 words, that's $33/word. Not a bad rate!

Back in July, writer and TV host Anthony Bourdain announced a contest on his book's website — he invited people to submit a 500-word essay that answered the question "What does it mean to cook food well?" The winner, selected by Bourdain, would get their essay published as a new chapter in the upcoming paperback edition of his book Medium Raw. After we ran the post "Anthony Bourdain Will Publish But Not Pay You," Bourdain then reached out to us.

He told us he'd personally "pony up ten grand for the exploited author/winner" on the condition that "Eater/Raphael will present it."

Michael P.: do get in touch. If you don't live in New York City, it might be time to make some travel arrangements.

· "Late Nights" by Michael P. [Bourdain Medium Raw]
· Bourdain Medium Raw and Runners Up [Official Site]
· Bourdain to Personally Pay $10K to "Exploited" Contest Winner [-E-]
· Anthony Bourdain Will Publish But Not Pay You [-E-]
· All Anthony Bourdain Coverage on Eater [-E-]