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M.F.A. in Creative Writing Alumna Welcomes Launch Of Debut Novel “Leda and the Swan”

M.F.A. in Creative Writing Alumna Welcomes Launch Of Debut Novel “Leda and the Swan”

Published by Riverhead Books, “Leda and the Swan” is a collegiate coming-of-age tale mixed with classic suspense and, of course, some references to Greek mythology. Time magazine calls it an “affecting narrative about consent, power and loneliness.”

Hollins Alumna’s Debut Book Gives Hope, Resources for Children with Hearing Loss

Hollins Alumna’s Debut Book Gives Hope, Resources for Children with Hearing Loss

An illustrated children’s storybook, “Padapillo” offers hope and information to families experiencing early childhood hearing loss. “I understand first-hand what happens to children if their hearing loss goes unidentified,” said Valerie James Abbott ’93. “I am passionate about helping other parents in a similar situation.”

Hollins Professor Jessie Van Eerden Celebrates Launch of Award-Winning Fourth Book, “Call It Horses”

Hollins Professor Jessie Van Eerden Celebrates Launch of Award-Winning Fourth Book, “Call It Horses”

Eight years in the making, van Eerden’s third novel won the 2019 Dzanc Books Prize. “It’s a book that’s very close to me,” she said.

Friendship, Empowerment Triumph Over Bad Dates in New Picture Book by Children’s Lit Alumna

Friendship, Empowerment Triumph Over Bad Dates in New Picture Book by Children’s Lit Alumna

“Alexandra and the Awful, Awkward, No Fun, Truly Bad Dates: A Picture Book Parody for Adults” is a hilarious take on dating horror stories in which the title character embarks on 30 bad dates in 30 days. At its core, it’s also a heartwarming tale.

Works by Hollins Authors Highlight Amazon’s Best Books of the Year

Works by Hollins Authors Highlight Amazon’s Best Books of the Year

Books by Associate Professor of English Elizabeth Poliner, Beth Macy M.A. ’93, and Lee Smith ’67 are among Amazon’s Top 100 Editors’ Picks for 2016.

NPR’s Fresh Air: Beth Macy M.A. ’93 Discusses “Truevine”

NPR’s Fresh Air: Beth Macy M.A. ’93 Discusses “Truevine”

“Fresh Air,” one of public radio’s most popular programs, welcomed journalist and bestselling author Beth Macy M.A. ’93 as the show’s featured guest on October 18.

Hollins Professor’s New Novel Garners Considerable Attention

Hollins Professor’s New Novel Garners Considerable Attention

Associate Professor of English Elizabeth Poliner’s new novel, “As Close to Us as Breathing,” has been named an Amazon Best Book for March 2016 and is one of four new releases this month that W magazine calls “must reads.” Reviews are forthcoming in The New York Times as well on NPR.org and in People, Good Housekeeping, and Washingtonian magazines.

Hollins Professor Wins Environmental Stewardship Book Honor

Hollins Professor Wins Environmental Stewardship Book Honor

Elizabeth Dulemba, who teaches picture book design in both the certificate in children’s book illustration and the M.F.A. in children’s book writing and illustrating programs, has received a Green Earth Book Award Honor for “A Bird on Water Street.”

Two Hollins Authors Are Among This Year’s “Best New Poets”

Two Hollins Authors Are Among This Year’s “Best New Poets”

Works by S.H. Lohmann ’08, M.F.A. ’12 and Brittney Scott M.F.A. ’10 will be featured in the annual anthology, which showcases 50 poems from emerging writers.

Carrie Brown Named Finalist for the Library of Virginia’s 2014 Fiction Award

Carrie Brown Named Finalist for the Library of Virginia’s 2014 Fiction Award

Hollins’ Distinguished Visiting Professor of Creative Writing has won the Emyl Jenkins Sexton Literary Award for Fiction twice previously, in 2001 and 2005.

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