Congratulations, Deb Olin Unferth!

deb-olin-unferth.jpgLast fall, Deb Olin Unferth was a featured guest at the reading series I curate for the Mercantile Library Center for Fiction, sharing an excerpt from Vacation. Late last week, I learned that Deb had been named the winner of this year’s Cabell First Novelist Award, a $5,000 prize presented by the English department at Virginia Commonwealth University. It’s great news, and well-deserved recognition; if you haven’t read Vacation yet, track it down!

(Note: I am a former Cabell judge.)

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16 August 2009 | events |