UChicago writer’s second book wins 3 significant awards

UChicago writer’s second book wins 3 significant awards

UChicago faculty member Ling Ma’s first book “ Severance ” (2018) received multiple accolades and funding, including the Kirkus Prize , the Whiting Award and the New York Library Young Lions Fiction Award as well earning her a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her second book, “ Bliss Montage ,” (2022) has […]

Moms are superheroes? Yes, here’s 11 books to prove it.

Moms are superheroes? Yes, here’s 11 books to prove it.

Big night for moms at the Oscars—moms who won, and mothers to whom winners (The Daniels, Ke Huy Kuan, Jamie Lee Curtis, and on!) dedicated their wins. Best Actress winner Michelle Yeoh does not have children, but her character Evelyn in Everything Everywhere All At Once was intensely A Mom, and she focused in her […]

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ duo win directing, writing Oscars

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The writing-and-directing duo the Daniels won three Oscars apiece on a dominant night for “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” In victories that were entirely expected Sunday but might have seemed like a sci-fi fantasy a year ago, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert won Academy Awards for best director and best original screenplay, two of seven […]

Announcing the 2023 George Plimpton and Susannah Hunnewell Prize Winners

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We are delighted to announce that on April 4, at our Spring Revel, Harriet Clark will receive the George Plimpton Prize, and the inaugural Susannah Hunnewell Prize will be presented to Ishion Hutchinson. The George Plimpton Prize, awarded annually since 1993 by the editorial committee of our board of directors, recognizes an emerging writer of […]

Chagrin Falls art students compete in National Scholastic Art and Writing Competition


CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio – Chagrin Falls Intermediate and High School students competed in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition hosted by the Cleveland Institute of Art, with 6 students (Kate Bartlett, Samantha Holtz, Oakleigh Neithhammer, Charles Taylor, Chole Nightwine, and Claire Rubin) advancing to the national finals held in New York City. Select artists and […]

Paul Simms to Receive Herb Sargent Award at Writers Guild Awards (TV News Roundup)

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Getty Images for IMDb Paul Simms , the writer behind ”Late Night With David Letterman” and the first three seasons of HBO’s “The Larry Sanders Show,” will receive the Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence in recognition of his decades-long commitment to creating transformative content and mentoring budding screenwriters. “Atlanta” creator Donald Glover is presenting […]

‘Jessica Simulation’ wins Best American Newspaper Narrative contest


The Chronicle The award was given as part of the annual Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, a prestigious event for writers hosted in Dallas by the University of North Texas. Its writing contests award cash prizes and publishing opportunities for authors of book manuscripts, unpublished essays and longform journalism. All honorees in the Best American Newspaper […]

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