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Honors for Rick Moody, Sawako Nakayasu & Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

Rick Moody was presented with the insignia of Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres on 25 April 2019 by Bénédicte de Montlaur, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy. The presentation was made at the Cultural Services in New York City.

(Distributed April 29, 2019)

New book from Eleni Sikelianos

Nightboat Editions has just released What I Knew by Eleni Sikelianos, professor of Literary Arts. According to Cecilia Vicuña, "Eleni Sikelianos is the vagabond traveler dreaming Sappho's words in the desolate lands of "truth-war," where only a "house of consciousness" can gather "language states from scraps" to reveak Poetry as a secret way of knowing," to counter the fields of hatred now enveloping us."

(Distributed April 22, 2019)

Forrest Gander receives 2019 Pulitzer Prize

Be With, Forrest Gander's collection of elegies, received the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Forrest Gander, Adele Kellenberg Seaver Professor Emeritus, investigates the difficulties of expressing grief and yearning in the face of sudden losses.

(Distributed April 16, 2019)

Colin Channer receives Henry Merritt Wriston Fellowship

Colin Channer has been selected to receive the Henry Merritt Wriston Fellowship for 2019, to celebrate his innovative teaching and to recongize the range and originality of his scholarly accomplishment. This Brown University fellowship recognizes young faculty who are fulfilling Brown's dual mission of excellence in teaching and research. Congratulations to a member of the Literary Arts faculty in earning this high distinction.

(Distributed April 5, 2019)

Karan Mahajan wins Jeannette Haien Ballard Writer's Prize

Karan Mahajan, assistant professor in Literary Arts, has won the 2019 Jeannette Haien Ballard Writer’s Prize, given annually to “a young writer of proven excellence in poetry or prose.” The prize was established in honor of author Jeannette Haien and is intended to encourage young writers in “the production of literary works of hi

(Distributed March 14, 2019)

Karan Mahajan's reporting in March '19 issue of Vanity Fair

Karan Mahajan's article, "State Capture: How the Gupta Brothers Hijacked South Africa Using Bribes Instead of Bullets" appears in this month's issue of Vanity Fair. This piece chronicles how three brothers from India apparently "captured" the government of Africa's second-largest economy; not only were they hiring and firing ministers, but they had the President in their pocket.

(Distributed March 5, 2019)

R.I. Public Radio Fetes Robert Coover

In April 2018, Brown University celebrated Robert Coover and his contributions to literary fiction as well as to the cause of freedom to write. During the three-day festival, about three-dozen writers, digital artists and critics came to share their work and their appreciation. Chuck Hinman of R.I. Public Radio covered the festival, and posted a report, focusing on Coover and the literary scene. Click here to hear Hinman's report.

(Distributed May 3, 2018)

John Cayley Feted for Electronic Literature

John Cayley, professor of Literary Arts was named the 2017 Marjorie C. Luesbrink Career Achievement Award recipient by the Electronic Literature Organization. The award was given based on Cayley's decades-long contributions to the field, for digital works ranging from riverIsland (1999) through The Reader's Project (with Daniel Howe) and his latest work, The Listeners, which uses a data-gathering robot to conduct literary experimentation.

(Distributed October 2, 2017)

Carolyn Bergonzo recognized for teaching

At an Awards Ceremony on the first of May, Carolyn Bergonzo, MFA  graduate student in poetry, will be presented with a 2016-2017 Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. She was selected by Brown's Graduate Council, who made the selection based on a close review of her teaching during the current academic year. We congratulate Carolyn on earning this recongition.

(Distributed April 21, 2017)
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