Creative Writing Professor Captures Dzanc Prize for Fiction
Associate Professor of Creative Writing Jessie van Eerden is the 2019 winner of an award that recognizes daring, original, and innovative writing. She was honored for her third novel, “Call It Horses,” which was selected from a pool of hundreds of manuscripts.
Championed by Dedicated Volunteers and Hollins Writers and Artists, Artemis Thrives
Since the literary journal began in 1977, over 140 Hollins writers and artists, including more than 90 students and 40 professors, have been featured contributors, or have donated their time and expertise as board members.
Hollins Author Is Finalist for Library of Va. Literary Award
Professor of English Cathryn Hankla is among the nine authors who are finalists for the 20th Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards.
Hollins Professor’s Novel Wins Kafka Prize
“As Close to Us as Breathing,” a novel by Associate Professor of English Elizabeth Poliner, has captured the 2017 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. The award is given annually to a woman who is a U.S. citizen and has written the best book-length work of prose fiction.
Prof’s New Poetry Collection “A Book of Seeking, Beseeching”
Mercer University Press has published “Galaxies,” the new volume of poetry by Hollins Professor of English Cathryn Hankla.
Lee Smith Remembers Creative Writing Program Founder Louis Rubin
Acclaimed author Lee Smith ’67 pays tribute to Louis D. Rubin, Jr., founder of Hollins’ creative writing program, in an essay published in The American Scholar.
Hollins Professor’s New Novel Garners Considerable Attention
Associate Professor of English Elizabeth Poliner’s new novel, “As Close to Us as Breathing,” has been named an Amazon Best Book for March 2016 and is one of four new releases this month that W magazine calls “must reads.” Reviews are forthcoming in The New York Times as well on NPR.org and in People, Good Housekeeping, and Washingtonian magazines.
Hollins Writers Make National Book Awards Shortlists
Distinguished Visiting Professor of Creative Writing Karen E. Bender and Sally Mann ’74, M.A. ’75 are finalists in the Fiction and Nonfiction categories, respectively, for this year’s National Book Awards.
Hollins Authors to Contend for 2015 National Book Awards
Sally Mann ’74, M.A. ’75 and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Creative Writing Karen E. Bender have been named to National Book Award Longlists.
Two Prestigious “Best of” Lists for 2011 Feature Novel by Children’s Literature Program Director
Amanda Cockrell has received some impressive year-end recognition for her latest book, What We Keep Is Not Always What Will Stay.
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