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Alumna Afia Atakora '16 Conjures The South Through the Healing Arts
December 2, 2019

For alumna Afia Atakora ’16, the 9-month “fever dream” that birthed her novel Conjure Women, written for her master thesis, is now going to be published in the US by Penguin Books.

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'Pour One Out' by Alumnus Chris Vola ’10 Released Last Month
November 14, 2019

Pour One Out: Cocktail Odes to TV's Most Dearly Departed, written by fiction alumnus Chris Vola ’10, was published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins, last month.

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Richard Ford Wins Prestigious Hadada Award from ‘The Paris Review’
November 13, 2019

One of America’s leading authors, Professor Richard Ford has been awarded the prestigious Hadada Award for lifetime achievement from The Paris Review, joining the distinguished ranks of winners as Joan Didion, William Styron, Norman Mailer, and Philip Roth.

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The National Book Foundation Names Assistant Professor Anelise Chen Among ‘5 Under 35’
October 22, 2019

Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies Anelise Chen was recently selected for The National Book Foundations list of ‘5 under 35’, for her book So Many Olympic Exertions.

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‘Griddlecakes’ by Alumna Jenessa Abrams ‘17 Serves up a Great Story
September 25, 2019

Fiction alumna Jenessa Abrams ’17 is having a great year.

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Holding up an Enchanted Mirror to the American South, Selena Anderson '10 Receives Rona Jaffe Foundation Award
September 13, 2019

  The work of fiction alumna Selena Anderson ’10 seamlessly melds fantasy and realism, evident in her recent collection of short stories, Tenderoni, where she explores race, identity and Black womanhood in the American South.

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Alumna Ashley Shelby '02 Releases Chapbook 'Muri'
August 6, 2019

Muri, a climate fiction chapbook by nonfiction writing alumna Ashley Shelby '02, was published by Radix Media.

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Alumna Jackie Thomas-Kennedy '06 Wins 2019 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize
June 23, 2019

Alumna Jackie Thomas-Kennedy '06 won the 2019 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize for her story, Eugenie is Anointed.

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Alumna Casey Plett '12 Wins $60K Amazon Canada First Novel Award for Debut 'Little Fish'
June 10, 2019

Fiction alumna Casey Plett ‘12 won the $60K Amazon Canada First Novel Award for Little Fish, published by Arsenal Pulp Press.

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Alumna Casey Plett ‘12 Wins 2019 Firecracker Award, Alumni and Faculty Among Finalists
June 8, 2019

The 2019 Firecracker Award for fiction was awarded last week to alumna Casey Plett ‘12 for her novel Little Fish, published by Arsenal Pulp Press.

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