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The MCW's 2014-2015 literary reading will kick off with a reading by novelist Ian McEwan, whose archive has recently been acquired by UT's Ransom Center. The year's reading series calendar is up here, and you can also follow our Facebook Page, Michener Center for Writers News & Events.
2008 grad BRIAN HART's second novel released on Sept 2 from HarperCollins, THE BULLY OF ORDER. Brian, chosen by Barnes & Noble for their Discover Great Writers Series, reads at their Austin Arboretum store on Tues, Sept 23 at 7:00 pm and begins a west coast tour on Sept. 25, including Seattle & Portland. Fellow alum and former Austin housemate Philipp Meyer interviews him on Salon.com.
2014 Keene Prizes
Congratulations to the four Michener students who won and were finalists for the 2014 Keene Prize in Literature of UT's College of Liberal Arts: Mark Hitz, 50K grand prize winner, for his stories "Shadehill" and "Laws of Motion;" and finalists, receiving $17k awards each, Rachel Kondo (fiction, "Beverly"), Alen Hamza (poetry, "Twice There Was a Country") and three-time runner-up Corey Miller (poetry, "Onyxed Eden").