The 2011 PEN Awards were announced today. Northwestern MA/MFA faculty member Aleksandar Hemon is the winner of the PEN/W. G. Sebald Award for a Fiction Writer in Mid-Career, which “honors an author who has published at least 3 significant works of literary fiction, either novels or short story collections, with the promise of more to come.”
Also, TQO contributor Hadara Bar-Nadav has been recognized as a runner-up for the Tupelo Press 2010-2011 Dorset Prize for poetry. She was also a named a finalist for the same contest's Snowbound Chapbook Award.
Congratulations to both authors!
Carlo Crivelli, Detail of Pietà, ca. 1493