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MFA Alum Priyanka Champaneri Wins the Restless Books Prize

MFA Alum Priyanka Champaneri Wins the Restless Books Prize

"The City of Good Death is an expansive novel about the proprietor of a death hostel, Pramesh, in India’s sacred city of Benares, where Hindus come to die a holy death, and the sweeping journey of discovery he embarks upon after finding his cousin and childhood best friend drowned in the Ganges. Priyanka Champaneri beautifully explores the sacred and the afterlife in this cinematic and emotionally gripping work about living and dying with dignity."

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Poetry Daily Moves to Mason

Poetry Daily Moves to Mason

Poetry Daily, the popular daily online anthology that has been promoting poetry since 1997 at www.poems.com, has begun the process of moving to George Mason University where it will be published in partnership with the Department of English’s Creative Writing Program and George Mason University Libraries. Founders Don Selby and Diane Boller, who are retiring at the end of the year after steering, editing, and growing the web-based journal for more than twenty-one years, will remain on the board of directors of Daily Poetry Association, the nonprofit organization that publishes Poetry Daily. Editors, students, and staff at Mason take on daily production as of January 1, 2019.

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Award-Winning Novelist Robert Bausch

Award-Winning Novelist Robert Bausch

Robert Bausch, a three-time Mason alum and award-winning novelist who became well known and highly respected as a writer and teacher, influencing hundreds of young writers, and also as a friend and colleague to writers at Mason and throughout the region, died October 9 of multiple myeloma at a hospital in Fredericksburg, VA. He was 73.

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Hernán Díaz Wins New American Voices Award For Immigrant Writers

Hernán Díaz Wins New American Voices Award For Immigrant Writers

On Thursday, October 11, 2018, Hernán Díaz, author of the novel In the Distance, was awarded the inaugural Institute for Immigration Research New American Voices Award. Fall for the Book created this post-publication book prize to recognize recently published works that illuminate the complexity of human experience as told by immigrants, whose work is historically underrepresented in writing and publishing.

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Visiting Writer Program Welcomes Mason Alums Liam Callanan and Cynthia Marie Hoffman

Visiting Writer Program Welcomes Mason Alums Liam Callanan and Cynthia Marie Hoffman

Novelist and short story writer Liam Callanan and poet Cynthia Marie Hoffman—both of them alumni of Mason’s MFA program in creative writing—will round out the Fall 2018 Visiting Writer series with a joint reading on Thursday, November 8. Their reading begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Fenwick Library Reading Room, second floor of Fenwick Library, on Mason’s Fairfax Campus. The reading is free and open to the public, and books by each author will be for sale during the event.

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Visiting Writer: Cheston Knapp

Visiting Writer: Cheston Knapp

Cheston Knapp kicks of the Fall 2018 Visiting Writers series on Thursday, September 27, with a reading at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Meeting Room G, on Mason’s Fairfax Campus. The reading is free and open to the public, and books will be for sale after the reading.

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