Category: Drue Heinz Literature Prize

Category: Drue Heinz Literature Prize

Wisconsin author’s debut short fiction collection wins 2019 Drue Heinz Literature Prize

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Wisconsin author’s debut short fiction collection wins 2019 Drue Heinz Literature Prize

Kate Wisel of Monona, Wisconsin, is the 2019 winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, one of the nation’s most prestigious awards for a book of short stories. Her manuscript Driving in Cars with Homeless Men was selected by National Book Award finalist Min Jin Lee from a field of over 530 entries. Driving in Cars with Homeless Men will be published by the University of Pittsburgh Press later this year. “You can hear the crackle of heat and the roar of a powerful fire burning through these pages,” said Lee. “Young angry women, brokenhearted mothers, and men who are…

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2016 Drue Heinz Literature Prize Reading

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2016 Drue Heinz Literature Prize Reading

University of Pittsburgh Presents the Drue Heinz Literature Prize Reading Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. O’Hara Student Center 4024 O’Hara St. Pittsburgh, PA  15213 Free, open to the public Followed by book signing Featuring Melissa Yancy Author of Dog Years Winner of the 2016 Drue Heinz Literature Prize Richard Russo Judge Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of Everybody’s Fool Dog Years Melissa Yancy “Yancy breaks through her characters’ surfaces of isolation and pretense to explore the uncharted yet universal depths of human emotion. Opening with the title story, a vignette about a couple, both geneticists, grappling with their son’s muscular dystrophy in…

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Pittsburgh Literary Events: September/October 2015

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Pittsburgh Literary Events: September/October 2015

If you are in Pittsburgh, don’t miss the chance to hear and meet these fabulous University of Pittsburgh Press and Pitt Poetry Series authors:   Toi Derricotte September 23, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Coffee Tree Roasters 5524 Walnut Street Pittsburgh, PA 15232 Pitt poet Toi Derricotte (The Undertaker’s Daughter) will be discussed by members of the Pitt Poetry Exchange on September 23 at the Coffee Tree Roasters in Shadyside. It’s free and open to the public; call 412-621-6880 for more info. Local poet Michael Wurster will lead the discussion.   Lynn Emanuel September 30th, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. The University Store 4000…

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