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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Department of English Congratulates Laura Furman

Awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship

Posted: December 6, 2007
Laura Furman was just awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship for January 2008-December 2008. Her award was made on the basis of a writing sample, a short story, Here It Was, November, published in the Spring 2007 issue of the magazine Subtropics.

After the vitas of the applicants are checked (you must have recently published a book to get past the first vetting), the writing samples are sent to the judging panel without an author identification. There were 800 applicants, and a mere forty-two awards were made, so this is a tremendous honor.

Congratulations, Laura!

To read the story, please click on the link below.
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