Category: Awards

Sarah Huener a finalist in Pocataligo Poetry Contest

More great news from Creative Writing program alumni!  Sarah Huener’s poem, “Zagreb, October,” was named a finalist in the Pocataligo Poetry Contest, which is held annually by Yemassee.  Sarah says she wrote the poem while on her Global Fellowship travels in Croatia. Hurrah!  Way to go, Sarah! Sarah Huener is a poet and musician from […]

Mai Wang Receives Emerging Artists Award

Hearty congratulations to Mai Wang! A current MFA candidate in fiction, Mai recently received an Emerging Artists Award from the St. Botolph Club Foundation.  The St. Botolph club gives grants to exceptional writers, visual artists, and musicians who are beginning their careers. We’re so proud of you, Mai! Mai Wang graduated from Yale University, where […]

Daphne Kalotay to read at Newtonville Books tomorrow!

Daphne Kalotay’s newest novel, Sight Reading, has won the 2014 New England Society Book Award for Fiction and has been selected as a Highly Recommended book by the Boston Authors Club.  Congratulations, Daphne! Daphne will be reading from Sight Reading at Newtonville Books on Thursday, May 29, at 7 and at the Brookline Booksmith on Thursday […]

Emma Duffy-Comparone wins Pushcart Prize

Fantastic news for Emma Duffy-Comparone!  Emma recently won a Pushcart Prize for her story, “The Zen Thing,” From the story: Each year, like a shifty circus in a truck, the family unpacks itself for a weekend on a beach and pretends to have a good time. This summer they are in Rhode Island, on Scarborough […]

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 […]

Ashley Anna McHugh wins the New Criterion Poetry Prize

Ashley Anna McHugh has just been awarded the tenth annual New Criterion Poetry Prize for her new book, Into These Knots (Ivan R. Dee, October 2010). Ashley is a 2007 graduate of the Boston University Creative Writing MFA program in Poetry. For news and information about the New Criterion Poetry Prize, visit their website at […]

The Breukelein Institute honors Jhumpa Lahiri

Photo credit: Elena Seibert On Monday, November 15, 2010, The Breukelein Institute conferred its Gaudium Award upon four outstanding men and women: Stephen Colbert, Rick Curry, S.J., Carmen Dell’Orefice, and Jhumpa Lahiri, a graduate of the Boston University Creative Writing program in Fiction and recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for her debut collection of stories, […]

Alumni News

Happy November and welcome back to the blog! We’re happy to share the latest items in alumni news. -Congratulations to Kevin Shushtari (Fiction ’09), recipient of the Forugh Farrokhzad Fellowship Award: http://www.vermontstudiocenter.org/vsc-announces-new-forugh-farrokhzad-fellowship/ Janee J. Baugher (Poetry ’92)’s debut collection of poems, Coordinates of Yes (Alahada Books), was released in March 2010. Visit Janee’s website for […]

Kevin Shushtari wins the July 2010 Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award

Congratulations to J. Kevin Shushtari, a May 2009 graduate of the MFA program in Fiction here at BU.  Kevin has just won the  July 2010 Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award for his story, “The Vast Garden of Strangers.” He will also contribute an essay to Glimmer Train’s next edition of the Glimmer Train Bulletin, […]

PEN/ O. Henry Prize Winners

We’ve just learned that Ha Jin and BU alumna E.V. Slate have been named winners of the PEN/ O. Henry Prize. Their stories “The House behind a Weeping Cherry” (Ha Jin), and “Purple Bamboo Park” (E.V. Slate) both appear in the forthcoming PEN/ O. Henry Prize Anthology. Congratulations to both!