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Congratulations to Christina Milletti on winning the Juniper Prize for Fiction for her novel Choke Box: a Fem-Noir!
Congtratulations to the 2018 riverrun Fellowship Award winners!  Each award winner will be able to visit an archive, and will make a public presentation of their research in the Fall. 
Play based on Bruce Jackson's recordings called "one of the 10 best productions" in NYC in 2017…/Ann…/The-B-Side-is-a-big-deal/
Double congratulations to Walt Hakala! Walt's book Negotiating Languages was just named Honorable Mention in the Bernard S. Cohn Book Prize. Walt was also just granted a fellowship from the American Institute of Iranian Studies, which will allow him to travel to South Asia in the coming months to study Arabic-script vernacular epigraphy.
Cristanne Miller's Emily Dickinson's Poems has won the Modern Language Association Prize for a Scholarly Edition. Congratulations, Professor Miller!…/MLA_DSE_Press_Releas…
Check out this story in the Guardian (UK) about Professor Okorafor’s recent work with Marvel comics, and how she is “changing the face of sci-fi.
Professor Carrie Bramen's new book American Niceness (Harvard UP, 2017) was just released in August, and people are already taking note.  Follow these links to read reviews of the book in The New Yorker and Times Higher Education
has had two books appear in print this summer:  Cultural Translation in Ashkenaz: The Emergence of Early Yiddish Literature (Indiana University Press) and A Guide to Old Literary Yiddish (Oxford University Press).