Alumni

MFA Alumna Rose Himber Howse awarded Stegner Fellowship

April 2, 2021

Fiction alumna and former Greensboro Review fiction editor Rose Himber Howse has been awarded a prestigious Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University. Many congratulations and best wishes from Greensboro, Rose! Read an interview from the GR archives with Rose here. …

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Alum Ruth Dickey to lead the National Book Foundation

February 12, 2021

Ruth Dickey, alumna of our MFA Writing Program in poetry, has been named the new Executive Director of the National Book Foundation. Congratulations from all of us at UNCG! “My whole career has been working at the intersection of two …

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Camille Dungy, UNCG poetry alum, named University Distinguished Professor

May 8, 2020

Congratulations to UNC Greensboro alumna Camille T. Dungy for being named Colorado State University Distinguished Professor! “Camille Dungy, an award-winning poet, Guggenheim Fellow and faculty member in the Department of English, has been named a University Distinguished Professor. “Her record …

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Greensboro alum Kelly Link featured on BBC Radio’s Fantastic Journeys

January 30, 2020

Listen to “The Faery Handbag” by UNC Greensboro alumna Kelly Link over on BBC Radio 4: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00hlb0h?fbclid=IwAR0IeQGjuZHQ6-z9m4GrklrIhYFpFEE0SwJQwixgTmpGxaQ76qrTT_JielU

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MFA professor and alumna receive NC Arts Council Fellowships

November 21, 2019

Two of this year’s NC Arts Council Fellowships were awarded to members of our UNCG creative writing community: Emilia Phillips, poetry faculty member, and MFA Writing Program alumna Jennie Malboeuf. Phillips plans to use the grant to fund experiential research …

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Summer Reading: Books by UNCG Faculty and Alumni

June 21, 2019

It’s the first day of summer! This has been a great year so far for Greensboro faculty and alums, so be sure to check out the University Communications reading recommendations among books published in 2019: https://newsandfeatures.uncg.edu/summer-reading-books-faculty-alumni/

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Audiobook column: parents in all their complicated forms

June 11, 2019

In his latest audiobook column for Literary Hub, James Tate Hill, Greensboro MFA alum, recommends five new (and very different) audiobooks about parents and parenthood: https://lithub.com/5-audiobooks-with-complicated-parent-child-relationships/

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Doua Thao wins 100th Annual O. Henry Prize

May 22, 2019

Doua Thao, a graduate of the Greensboro MFA and former editor of The Greensboro Review, has received the 2019 O. Henry prize for short fiction in recognition of “Flowers for America” (published in Fiction). Congratulations to Doua for this great …

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Alumna Jamey Bradbury on her new novel and UNCG experience

April 25, 2018

Author Jamey Bradbury, whose debut novel The Wild Inside was released last month by William Morrow, talks about her experience in Greensboro: “UNCG was absolutely essential to my development as a writer.” http://www.greensboro.com/go_triad/arts/books/new-author-uncg-was-absolutely-essential-to-my-development-as/article_a1679f39-ab8f-5276-9f83-bfe803b378a1.html

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The Bright Hour by Nina Riggs featured in New York Times

December 31, 2017

The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, from MFA Writing Program alumna Nina Riggs, is highlighted as “one of the most helpful” non-self-help books of the year from the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/21/books/review/best-self-help.html  

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