News from Past Recipients: Recent Literary Debuts & Achievements
Many of our past recipients have shared news of recent releases and literary achievements.
Helen Phillips’s (’09) new novel, The Need, was released in July from Simon & Schuster.
Ebony Flowers’s (’17) graphic debut, Hot Comb, was published by Drawn and Quarterly in June.
Namwali Serpell’s (’11) first novel, The Old Drift (Hogarth), debuted this spring.
Merritt Tierce (’11) received a 2019 Whiting Writer’s Award.
Britteney Black Rose Kapri’s (’15) debut poetry collection, Black Queer Hoe, was released in 2018 by Haymarket Books.
Karen Bender’s (’97) collection The New Order, published by Counterpoint Press in 2018, was longlisted for the Story Prize.
Kirstin Valdez Quade (’13) received a 2018-19 Rome Prize from The American Academy in Rome.
Vanessa Hua’s (’15) debut novel, A River of Stars, was published by Ballantine in 2018.
Apricot Irving’s (’11) debut, The Gospel of Trees, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2018.
Elif Batuman’s (’07) debut novel, The Idiot (Penguin, 2017), was a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in fiction.