Quarterly Digest of Books and Awards

Alumna Patricia Grace King‘s (fiction, ’13) “Small Country” is available exclusively on Kindle from Ploughshares Solos.

 

GetImageFaculty member Anthony Doerr‘s new novel, All the Light We Cannot See, is now available from Fourth Estate Press.

 

Alumna Laura Van Prooyen‘s (poetry, ’10) second book is forthcoming from Ashland Poetry Press. The book, Our House Was on Fire, nominated by Philip Levine, was awarded the McGovern Prize from Ashland Poetry Press. The book is set for release in January 2015.

 

9781937658175Alumnus Brian Blanchfield‘s (poetry, ’99) new collection of poems, A Several World, is now available from Nightboat Books.

 

Alumna Beverly Bie Brahic‘s (poetry, ’06) translation of Hélène Cixous, Twists and Turns in the Heart’s Antarctic, has been longlisted for the PEN Translation Prize, Judged by Ann Goldstein, Becka McKay, and Katherine Silver.

 

Faculty Member A. Van Jordan‘s book, The Cineaste, has been longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award.

 

An excerpt from alumna Christine Fadden‘s (fiction, ’09) novel-in-progress has won the Grand Prize in the Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival’s 2014 Fiction Contest.

 

Alumna Nan Cuba‘s (fiction, ’89) novel has won the Texas Institute of Letters Steven Turner Award for Best Work of First Fiction.

 

“In Full Velvet”, a new poem by alumna Jenny Johnson (poetry, ’11), appears in the print edition of the New England Review.

 

COVERnew4Two poems by alumnus Tommye Blount (poetry, ’12), “What Are We Not For” and “The Black Umbrella”, appear in the print edition of the New England Review.

 

Alumnus Matthew Zanoni Muller‘s (fiction, ’10) new book, Drops on the Water: Stories About Growing Up from a Father and Son, is now available from Apprentice House Press.

 

A poem entitled “Driftmouth” by alumna Faith Holsaert (fiction, ’82) appears in The Journal of Kentucky Studies.

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