MFA Faculty Jeffery Renard Allen’s Song of the Shank Nominated for Dublin Literary Award
Fairleigh Dickinson University MFA faculty Jeffery Renard Allen’s Song of the Shank (Graywolf Press) has been nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award 2016 (formerly IMPAC). Congratulation, Jeffrey!
Jeffery Renard Allen is the author of the story collection, Holding Pattern (Graywolf), and the novel, Rails Under My Back (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), which won the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for fiction. Other awards include the Whiting Writer’s Award and the Chicago Public Library’s Twenty-first Century Award. He has been a fellow of the Center for Scholars and Writers of the New York Public Library, a John Farrar Fellow at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and a Walter E. Dakins Fellow at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. His essays, reviews, fiction, and poetry have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Poets & Writers, Ploughshares, BOMB, Antioch Review, African Voices, African American Review, Callaloo, Other Voices, Notre Dame Review, The Literary Review, and XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics, as well as anthologies including 110 Stories: New York Writes after September 11, Bum Rush the Page: A Def Jam Poetry Anthology, and Step into the World: A Global Anthology of Black Literature.
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