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Jennifer duBois a 2013 Whiting Writers Award Winner

October 22, 2013

Workshop alumna Jennifer duBois (MFA, 2009) was one of the ten emerging writers conferred a 2013 Whiting Writers Award at a ceremony in New York City on October 21.

The Whiting Writers Awards are given annually to ten emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and plays. The awards, of $50,000 each, are based on accomplishment and promise, and they are awarded with the goal of supporting writers early in their careers so they can focus on their work.

Jennifer duBois’s debut novel, A Partial History of Lost Causes (Dial, 2012), was the winner of the California Book Award for First Fiction, the Northern California Book Award for Fiction, a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Prize for Debut Fiction, and was honored by the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” program. Her just-published second novel, Cartwheel (Random House), tells the story of an American foreign exchange student accused of murdering her roommate in Argentina.

Currently a teacher in the MFA program at Texas State University-San Marcos, Ms. duBois said that winning the Whiting Award will enable her “to keep writing at the center of my life as I work on my third novel.”

For more information:
2013 Whiting Writers Award
Ten Whiting Writers Award Winners Announced for 2013