Fiction

Xhenet Aliu wins 2020 Townsend Prize for fiction

June 4, 2020

Greensboro MFA faculty Xhenet Aliu has won this year’s Townsend Prize for her novel, Brass. The Townsend Prize for Fiction is the state of Georgia’s oldest and most prestigious literary award, awarded biennially by the Georgia Center for the Book …

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Another MFA Thesis Season Wraps Up

March 3, 2020

We’ve had another spectacular MFA Thesis Reading Series from our graduating poets and fiction writers, with over a month of Friday evening events hosted at Scuppernong Books, 304 S. Elm Street. Readings by: January 24: Evan Fackler & Tegan Daly   …

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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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Greensboro welcomes Xhenet Aliu!

August 22, 2019

The MFA Writing Program at UNCG is delighted to welcome Xhenet Aliu as the newest member of our creative writing faculty. Aliu will give a reading on Thursday, August 29 at 7 p.m. in the UNCG Faculty Center. Xhenet Aliu’s …

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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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Interview with MFA Alumna Kelly Link

June 17, 2019

Kelly Link (UNC Greensboro MFA ’95 and recent MacArthur ‘genius’ grant recipient) talks about nighttime logic, her novel-in-progress, and wild goose chases: https://newsandfeatures.uncg.edu/an-interview-with-alumna-kelly-link-macarthur-genius/

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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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Michael Parker’s latest novel receives Booklist starred review

March 5, 2019

Joan Curbow’s Booklist starred review of Prairie Fever, coming May 2019 from Algonquin Books, applauds Parker’s new work as a “chimerical slipstream of a novel.” https://www.workman.com/products/prairie-fever

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Holly Goddard Jones to speak at Beverly Pritchard Lecture Series NC Writers Showcase

August 14, 2018

UNC Greensboro’s Holly Goddard Jones will take part in a conversation and reading, along with poet Lavinia Jackson, at Salem College on September 28: https://www.salem.edu/events/2018/9/join-us-engaging-conversation-and-reading-two-north-carolina-writers-holly-goddard

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Premiere of Wetware motion picture, based on Craig Nova’s novel

August 6, 2018

Wetware, the motion picture based on Craig Nova’s novel of the same name, will be making its theatrical debut on Sunday, August 19th at 6PM at Nantucket Dreamland. Watch the trailer at https://vimeo.com/178329080

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