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Announcing This Year’s VCU Visiting Writers Series (2016-17)

Mary Lou Hall (Wirewalker) & Hanna Pylväinen (Drum Time) 8 Sept 2016   7pm   VCU Cabell Library Mary Lou Hall received an AWP Intro award while completing her MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her short story Luna was subsequently published in Quarterly West. In 2011, she won the JRW Best Unpublished Novel contest for an early draft of Wirewalker, now…

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Angela Flournoy has won the 2016 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award

Angela Flournoy has won the 2016 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, which honors an outstanding debut novel published during a calendar year. Her winning book, “The Turner House,” published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, tells the story of 13 adult siblings forced to reckon with their complex relationships and the deterioration of their east side Detroit neighborhood when…

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Rebecca Mitchell Tarumoto Short Fiction Prize

VCU is proud to host the winners of the Rebecca Mitchell Tarumoto Short Fiction Prize for outstanding short fiction, authors Hiba Krisht and Carrie Brown.  The event will take place February 11, 2016 at the VCU Scott House at 7PM.  The prize is sponsored by the family of Rebecca Mitchell Tarumoto in her memory to honor…

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Boris Fishman Wins the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for A Replacement Life

Boris Fishman has won the 2015 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, which honors an outstanding debut novel published during a calendar year. His winning book, A Replacement Life, published by Harper Collins, tells the story of a young Jewish writer whose life spirals out of control when he begins helping his community forge Holocaust reparation claims. Fishman will receive…

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