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‘Best of 2015’ includes a lot of ASU English


Kristen LaRue-Sandler

Never let it be said that we didn’t “show up.” The list of awards, recognitions, and “best ofs” from 2015 features a slew of outstanding work by ASU Department of English faculty and alumni. Following is a sample of these annual kudos; be sure to check back since we’ll continue to add more as they roll in:

  • Scrapper by Matt Bell: a top book (Detroit Free Press)
  • The Mad Feast, by alum Matthew Gavin Frank (MFA 2006): a favorite book (Vol. 1 Booklyn)
  • The Porcupine of Truth by alum Bill Konigsberg (MFA 2005): editor’s choice (Booklist)
  • The Cambridge Companion to Women's Writing in the Romantic Period edited by Devoney Looser: an outstanding academic title (Choice)
  • “The Carnation Milk Palace” by Melissa Pritchard: a best short story (The Quivering Pen)
  • A Small Story about the Sky by Alberto Ríos: a best poetry book (Kansas City Star)