One of our alumni, Jessica Treadway, has won the 2010 Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction award for her short story collection, Please Come Back To Me. The book is to be published this month (September 2010) by the University of Georgia Press. Jessica graduated from BU’s Creative Writing program in Fiction in 2002. She’s the author of Absent Without Leave, a collection of stories (Delphinium Books/Simon & Schuster, 1992), and And Give You Peace, a novel (Graywolf Press, 2001). Her fiction has appeared in The Atlantic, Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, AGNI, among other publications.
Please Come Back To Me is available on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Please-Flannery-OConnor-Award-Fiction/dp/0820335843/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1284989575&sr=8-1
You can find more information on the Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award here: http://www.ugapress.org/index.php/series/FOC