MFA candidate Saskya Jain has been chosen as 2010 recipient of the Florence Engel Randall Graduate Award, given annually by the Boston University Women’s Guild to an outstanding woman writer in the Creative Writing Program.
From the Women’s Guild: “Florence Engel Randall (1917-1997) was the author of The Almost Year, a 1971 American Library Association Notable Book, and five other successful novels, as well as more than one hundred short stories published in both literary and popular periodicals. Her papers are at Boston University’s Gotlieb Archival Research Center. Ms. Randall was vitally interested in the careers of young writers, guiding many from the inception and writing of their work through sale and publication. This annual award honors her contributions to literature through her own work and her support of young writers.”