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.
Elizabeth Dulemba, who teaches picture book design in both the certificate in children’s book illustration and the M.F.A. in children’s book writing and illustrating programs, has received a Green Earth Book Award Honor for “A Bird on Water Street.”
Works by S.H. Lohmann ’08, M.F.A. ’12 and Brittney Scott M.F.A. ’10 will be featured in the annual anthology, which showcases 50 poems from emerging writers.
Hollins’ Distinguished Visiting Professor of Creative Writing has won the Emyl Jenkins Sexton Literary Award for Fiction twice previously, in 2001 and 2005.
“Beyond Measure” by Meighan L. Sharp M.F.A. ’11 and “Walking, Talking, Singing” by Chad Temples M.F.A. ’08 will be featured in the Best New Poets annual anthology.
Karen Osborn ’79 shared the gold medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards’ Popular Fiction category for her novel, “Centerville,” while Shelby Smoak M.A. ’99 received the gold in the Autobiography/Memoir III (Personal Struggle/Health Issues) category for “Bleeder: A Memoir.”
“Chronotherapy: Resetting Your Inner Clock to Boost Mood, Alertness, and Quality Sleep” cites a two-year investigation by Hollins professors and students focusing on the treatment of seasonal affective disorder.
Based largely on their own experiences, “Two Pair: A Quadruple or Nothing Story” is intended to entertain but also give readers insight into the lives of multiples.
The timeless bedtime story by Margaret Wise Brown, a member of Hollins’ class of 1932, is featured in an exhibition launching the Library’s “Celebration of the Book.”
Amanda Cockrell has received some impressive year-end recognition for her latest book, What We Keep Is Not Always What Will Stay.