Congratulations to all of this year’s Pushcart Prize winners. This year’s anthology has just been released, and we’re particularly pleased to note the inclusion of NER authors Tarfia Faizullah (“The Streetlamp Above Me Darkens“), as a recipient of the award, and Michael Coffey (NER 34.1), for special mention in fiction.
We are always excited to celebrate our NER authors, here are the most recent reasons to cheer:
Victoria Chang‘s most recent book The Boss (McSweeney’s Poetry Series, 2013) has won the 2014 PEN Center USA Literary Award for poetry. Chang’s poems have appeared in several issues of NER (23.2, 24.3, 25.3, and 33.1), and are forthcoming in 35.3. Lindsay Hill won the 2014 PEN Center USA Literary Award for fiction, for his novel Sea of Hooks (McPherson & Co., 2013), excerpts of which were published in NER 34.2. Both will be awarded in a ceremony in LA on November 11.
Congratulations to NER author James Magruder for the selection of Let Me See It (Triquarterly, 2014) as Best Short Story Collection in Best of Baltimore 2014. He teaches dramaturgy at Swarthmore College and fiction at the University of Baltimore. His short story “Matthew Aiken’s Vie Bohème” appeared in NER 32.3.
Khaled Mattawa has been awarded the distinct honor of a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship. The Libyan-born poet and translator’s collections of poetry include Tocqueville (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2010) and Zodiac of Echoes (Ausable Press, 2003). He is an assistant professor in creative writing at the University of Michigan. The forthcoming issue of NER includes his poem “Borrowed Tongue,” and his work has appeared in our pages several time before (16.4, 17.4, and 21.2).
NER author Ben Miller will be lecturing at Harvard University on Wednesday, November 12 as part of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study 2014-2015 Fellows’ Presentation Series. Miller will discuss his memoir River Bend Chronicles, with special attention “to the role of spontaneity and sound in the depiction of consciousness under the boisterous pressure of memory.” His essay, “Village Bakery,” appears in 35.2 of NER.