Michener fellow and spring 2018 graduate Maria (Reva) Pidgorna has won the 2018 Keene Prize in Literature of the UT’s College of Liberal Arts, a $50k award. Runners-up this year were fellow spring MCW graduate Samantha Karas, second-year fellow Sindya Bhanoo, and first-year fellow Nathan Harris, all of whom received a $17k prize.
2010 alum Jennifer Graham, publishing under her YA nom de plume Jennifer Donaldson, reads from her novel, Lies You Never Told Me, at Austin’s BookPeople on June 2 at 6:00 pm.
Rachel Heng, a fiction writer in the program who’s just completed her first year, will publish her debut novel Suicide Club in July 2018 by Henry Holt/McMillian in the US and Sceptre/Hatchette in the UK, with foreign rights sold in over a half dozen countries already. Austin readings are planned for BookPeople over the summer and at Malvern Books in the fall.