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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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Richard Ford to Receive Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction
June 3, 2019

Professor Richard Ford, author of Independence Day, the first novel to win both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award, will receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction during the 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival on August 31, 2019.

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Professor Binnie Kirshenbaum's Latest Novel 'Rabbits for Food' out Now
May 15, 2019

Professor Binnie Kirshenbaum’s new novel Rabbits for Food was named An Amazon Best Book of the Month for May 2019 and A LitHub Most Anticipated Book of 2019, and it's out now through SOHO Press.

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