Three Alumni Longlisted for the 2021 National Book Awards

Three Alumni Longlisted for the 2021 National Book Awards

September 22, 2021

The National Book Foundation announced the longlist for the 2021 National Book Awards, nominating School of the Arts alumni Baba Badji ‘15 and Jakob Guanzon ‘17 and Journalism School alumna Paula Yoo (‘92 JRN) for the historic literary prize.

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Alumna Daphne Palasi Andreades ’19 Wins O. Henry Prize, Published in ‘The Best Short Stories 2021’

Alumna Daphne Palasi Andreades ’19 Wins O. Henry Prize, Published in ‘The Best Short Stories 2021’

September 22, 2021

Anchor Books recently published The Best Short Stories 2021: The O. Henry Prize Winners, a twenty-story collection which includes “Brown Girls” by alumna Daphne Palasi Andreades ’19.

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Alumna E. J. Koh '13 Co-Translates Yi Won's ‘The World’s Lightest Motorcycle’

Alumna E. J. Koh '13 Co-Translates Yi Won's ‘The World’s Lightest Motorcycle’

September 20, 2021

Translated from the Korean, The World’s Lightest Motorcycle examines human identity in the face of a high-tech, wired world.

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Professor Deborah Paredez Wins Writers’ League of Texas Poetry Book Award for 'Year of the Dog'

Professor Deborah Paredez Wins Writers’ League of Texas Poetry Book Award for 'Year of the Dog'

September 15, 2021

First established in 1991 as the Violet Crown Award, the Writers' League of Texas Book Award is an annual award that recognizes exceptional storytelling for Texas authors in the genres of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, picture books, and middle grade/young adult books.

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Alumna Ida Lødemel Tvedt '17 wins the 2021 Hestenes Journalism Award

Alumna Ida Lødemel Tvedt '17 wins the 2021 Hestenes Journalism Award

September 10, 2021

During last month's Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund, the 2021 Arne Hestenes Journalism Award was presented to Writing alumna Ida Lødemel Tvedt '17.

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Professor Julia Sanches and Alumna Tracy K. Smith ’97 Longlisted for National Translation Award

Professor Julia Sanches and Alumna Tracy K. Smith ’97 Longlisted for National Translation Award

September 9, 2021

Sanches was longlisted for her prose translation of Natalia Borges Polesso's Amora: Stories (Amazon Crossing, 2020). Smith and co-translator Changtai Bi made the poetry longlist for My Name Will Grow Wide Like a Tree: Selected Poems (Graywolf Press, 2020) by Yi Lei.

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Alumna Nancy Agabian '03 Wins Lambda Literary's 2021 Jeanne Córdova Prize, Alumnae Among Finalists

Alumna Nancy Agabian '03 Wins Lambda Literary's 2021 Jeanne Córdova Prize, Alumnae Among Finalists

August 31, 2021

According to Lambda Literary, the award "honors lesbian/queer-identified women and trans/gender non-conforming nonfiction authors...committed to nonfiction work that captures the depth and complexity of lesbian/queer life, culture, and/or history."

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Alumnus Gordy Sauer '11 Publishes 'Child in the Valley' with Hub City Press

Alumnus Gordy Sauer '11 Publishes 'Child in the Valley' with Hub City Press

August 26, 2021

The debut novel follows seventeen-year-old Joshua Gaines, an orphan who dreams of becoming a doctor like his late father, but finds himself on the run from his father's debt.

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Soon After First Light: BK Fischer

Soon After First Light: BK Fischer

August 25, 2021

Here, we talk with alumna and adjunct faculty membmer BK Fischer about the poetics of interruption, generative failure, and allowing ourselves to lie fallow.

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