Fordham Writer in Residence Wins Literary PrizeContact: Victor M. Inzunza
Fordham University Writer-in-Residence Terese Svoboda, M.F.A., has won the 2007 Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize that comes with a $12,000 advance and publication next year of her manuscript, Black Glasses Like Clark Kent.
Svoboda, who joined Fordham’s Department of English in fall of 2005, is widely regarded as a poet and novelist. Her novel Cannibal (New York University Press, 1994) was awarded the Bobst Prize and was selected by Spin magazine as one of the 10 best of 1994. Her poetry has appeared in Harper’s, The New Yorker and Vogue magazines. In all, she has published four books of poetry and four novels, the latest of which is Tin God (University of Nebraska Press, 2006).
The prize by the Minnesota-based publishing house is awarded annually to the best previously unpublished, full-length work of literary nonfiction by a writer not yet established in the genre. The prize is funded by the Arsham Ohanessian Charitable Remainder Unitrust and the Ruth Easton Trust of the Edelstein Family Foundation.
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