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Three Alumni Honored by National Book Foundation
September 24, 2020

The National Book Foundation announced the 2020 National Book Award longlist last week, naming alumna Mei-mei Berssenbrugge '73 in the Poetry category for her book A Treatise on Stars (New Editions, 2020) and alumnus Frank B.

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Alumnus Daniel Bergner '89 Named 2021 New Arizona Fellow
September 18, 2020

New America recently announced its class of 2021 National Fellows, among them alumnus Daniel Bergner '89 who has been named a 2021 New Arizona Fellow.

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Alumnus Cyrée Jarelle Johnson '19 Wins 2020 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship
September 18, 2020

In an interview with BK Reader, Johnson shares their joy at having their poetry recognized by the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship, especially after taking the financial risk of pursuing an MFA in poetry.

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Alumnae Make 2020 Man Booker Shortlist
September 17, 2020

“It’s exciting to realize there are so many interesting female authors out there,” said judge Emily Wilson, “there are so many interesting non-white authors out there, giving us different glimpses of what the world is all about.

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Alumnus Jeff Elzinga '78 Releases Novel 'The Distance Between Stars'
September 17, 2020

Jeff Elzinga was born and raised in Wisconsin, where he returned as the writer-in-residence for a state arts program after receiving his MFA.

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Memory’s Daughters: Professor Margo Jefferson moderates Reading & Conversation with Professor Deborah Paredez and 19th U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey
September 15, 2020

Professor and alumna from the Journalism program Margo Jefferson ’71 sat down with Associate Professor Deborah Paredez and 19th U.

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Chris Molnar ’18 and Etan Nechin ’19 Publish 'Unpublishable,' Launch New Press
September 14, 2020

Molnar cited Adjunct Associate Professor Elissa Schappell as a huge source of support behind Archway Editions.

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'Someone Should Pay for Your Pain' by Alumnus Franz Nicolay '18 to be Released in Spring 2021
September 14, 2020

In addition to his writing career, Nicolay is a musician best known for playing the accordion and piano in The World/Inferno Friendship Society and keyboards in The Hold Steady.

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Alumna Lisa Foad '20 Shortlisted for 2020 Writers' Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize
September 11, 2020

The winner of the 2020 Writers’ Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize will be announced on October 21, 2020 at the Digital Writers’ Trust Awards: Emerging Writers Edition.

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Alumnus and Professor Joseph Fasano '08 Releases Novel 'The Dark Heart of Every Wild Thing'
September 11, 2020

Joseph Fasano is the author of four books of poetry: The Crossing (Cider Press, 2018), Fugue for Other Hands (Cider Press, 2013), which won the 2011 Cider Press Review Book Award; Inheritance (Cider Press, 2014), which has been nominated for the James Laughlin Award; and Vincent (Cider Press, 2015).

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