Arendse Lund’s short fiction “The Toll Bridge” won the Staunch Book Prize, an international award celebrating fiction that contains no violence against women. The short story, describing an unnerving encounter on a train, gave the judges “absolute chills.” Arendse is the first American to win the short fiction award.
Tracie White’s book, The Puzzle Solver (Hachette Press), was named theWinner of the Narrative Non-Fiction Award at the International BookAwards in June, and, in July, was named a Finalist for the Chanticleer BookAwards “Journey Award” for emerging new talent and outstanding work inthe genre of overcoming adversity.
Michael J. Coffino, J.D. ’79, writes: “After 40 years of law practice and 25 parallel years as a high school basketball coach, I became a professional writer. Since then, I have authored and co-authored eight published books. The most recent is my debut (and award-winning) novel, Truth Is in the House, a work of historical […]
Q&A: Speculative Fiction and our Dystopian Present
In a New York Times essay titled “When Science Fiction Comes True,” author and Berkeley English professor Namwali Serpell describes stories as “one of our oldest technologies.” Stories, Serpell explains, allow us to experience the beautiful and the terrible “and then close the book, or the laptop, unscathed.” They can also give us what Serpell […]