When good things happen to good writers!

OMG, this bit of humor lit from our own Jason Kaufman has it all: Philip Roth, Siri, and a cameo by that “goyishe yutz” Jonathan Franzen. Read it here at Defenestration
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“Last year I burned my father.” Priyatam Mudivarti’s short story, “Blue Flame,” appears in the Winter 2013 issue of the Baltimore Review.
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2012 Writers’ Room of Boston Fellow Shuchi Saraswat received a 2012 Gulliver Travel Research Grant to conduct research for her novel from The Speculative Literature Foundation. The foundation awards one $800 travel grant annually.
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Great news for alumna Diana Renn, who got a two-book deal with Viking for YA mysteries: Latitude Zero will be published in 2014 and Blue Voyage will come out in 2015. Diana also got a movie option deal for her first book, Tokyo Heist—which was written in the Room—with the production company Anonymous Content.
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Mazel tov to WROB alumna Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, whose short essay “Cello” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. The essay was originally published in TriQuarterly Online.
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We’re so thrilled that our own Ken Calhoun sold his first novel, Black Moon. The novel examines “how society loses its grip on itself through the lens of an insomniac epidemic.”
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“Buds and Bells, and Stars Without a Name” is the gorgeous title of our own Lisa Perkins’ short story, which won the 2012 New Millennium Prize for Fiction. You can read the story here.
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Congratulations to Eric Grunwald, alum extraordinaire, whose short story appears in the most recent issue of Prick of the Spindle.
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Our own alumnus Gary Roma was featured in the New York Times Magazine’s column, Who Made That?, answering everything you wanted to know about dental floss (but were too afraid to ask).
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WROB reviews The Green Shore by Natalie Bakopoulos: our own Rebeeca Tuhus-Dubrow on Natalie Bakopoulos’s debut novel in the New York Times; WROB admin Anne Gray Fischer’s review appears in Ploughshares online.
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Anne Gray Fischer also has a review of Good Girls Revolt by Lynn Povich in Bookslut.
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Our own Wendy Wunder’s novel, The Probability of Miracles, is out in paperback!  Buy it today!
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We are so proud of our WROBers who won Massachusetts Cultural Council grants this year: Lisa Gruenberg for fiction, Danielle Georges for poetry, and our once-upon-a-time WROBer Caitlin O’Neil. Full list of MCC grantees is here.
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Congratulations to our own Rebecca Givens Rolland, who won two prizes this year: the 2011 May Sarton New Hampshire Book Prize for her poetry collection, The Wreck of Birds. She received $1000 and her book was recently published by Bauhan Publishing. AND Rebecca won the 2011 Dana Award for her short fiction, “You’d Rather Be Tender.” So proud to have Rebecca as our own!
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