Anthony Wallace’s novel named finalist for PEN/Hemingway Award


Fantastic news for Anthony (Tony) Wallace, whose novel The Old Priest has been named a finalist for the 2014 PEN/ Hemingway Award!  What a great honor.  We at Creative Writing are proud and impressed!

Tony in The Times.

As a finalist, Tony will attend the awards ceremony at the Kennedy Library on April 6 and also get a one-month residency at Ucross Foundation in Wyoming.

A hearty congratulations, Tony!

Tony Wallace first came to Boston as a Teaching Fellow in BU’s Graduate Creative Writing Program, where he studied fiction writing with Leslie Epstein and Allegra Goodman, and literary translation with Rosanna Warren. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Arts and Sciences Writing Program, where he has taught seminars on American literature for the past thirteen years. He is also Co-Director of Arts Now, a curriculum-based initiative to support the arts at BU. He has published poetry and short fiction in literary journals such as CutBank, The Atlanta Review, River Styx, Another Chicago Magazine, The Florida Review, and The Republic of Letters. He has twice been a finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award. His short story “The Old Priest” won a 2012 Pushcart Prize, and in 2013 his personal essay “In a Room with Rothko” received a Pushcart “Special Mention.” In 2013 he was also awarded the Drue Heinz Literature Prize for his short story collection The Old Priest, which has been published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Most recently The Old Priest has been named a finalist for the 2014 PEN/Hemingway Award.

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