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Creative Writing Graduate Wins Keene Award for Literature

Nora Boxer, a graduate of the Creative Writing Program in the English Department at The University of Texas at Austin, has won the $50,000 Keene Prize for Literature for her story "It's the song of the nomads, baby; or, Pioneer."

Torture at Guantanamo Theme of This Year’s University of Texas at Austin’s Keene Prize for Literature

Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, a graduate of the James A. Michener Center for Writers at The University of Texas at Austin, has won the 2009 Keene Prize for Literature for her play titled "Lidless," a poetic treatment of the issue of torture at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

English Professor Earns Piper Award for Teaching Excellence

The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation has honored Elizabeth Richmond-Garza, associate professor of English at The University of Texas at Austin, for teaching excellence.