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2014 News

August

Chris Abani named a USA (United States Artists) Ford Fellow

August 14, 2014

Chris Abani, Board of Trustees Professor of English, was named a USA (United States Artists) Ford Fellow in Literature when they announced their list of new 2014 Fellows.

July

Betsy Erkkilä received the Faculty Award for Service

July 18, 2014

Professor Betsy Erkkilä received the Faculty Award for Service from the Northwestern University Graduate School at their 2014 awards dinner.

Chicago's Newcity Lit announced its 2014 group of Chicago's top local writers

July 10, 2014

In June, Chicago's Newcity Lit announced its 2014 group of Chicago's top local writers, their Lit 50. Stuart Dybek, Distinguished Writer in Residence, was at the top of the list, which also included Chris Abani, Board of Trustees Professor of English. A number of English department alumni, including Cristina Henriquez, undergrad alumna of our Creative Writing Major and former Blattner Visiting Assistant Professor of creative writing, and Veronica Roth, alumna of our undergrad Creative Writing Major," are also prominently featured.

You can see the full list here.

May

Susie Phillips has been announced as the 2014-17 Alumnae of Northwestern Teaching Professor

May 1, 2014

Associate professor Susie Phillips has been announced as the 2014-17 Alumnae of Northwestern Teaching Professor, one of the most distinguished teaching awards conferred by the University. The award recognizes faculty who have consistently demonstrated outstanding performance in classroom teaching or who have developed significant innovations that have influenced the teaching effectiveness of others.

Read the press release.

April

Eula Biss's new book

April 3, 2014

Senior Lecturer Eula Biss's new book, On Immunity, was reviewed in the New York Times Sunday Book Review (October 5th). Eula was also interviewed about the book at the end of September on NPR's Morning Edition.

You can read the full New York Times review, and listen to the NPR interview.

January

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