Dana Spiotta receives the John Updike Award

May 9, 2017

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Dana Spiotta, Associate Professor in our MFA in Creative Writing Program, has received the prestigious John Updike Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The award is given biennially to a writer in mid-career whose work has demonstrated consistent excellence. Spiotta will be honored with the other winners at the Academy's annual Ceremonial in May, and work by the winners will be featured in the 2017 Exhibition of Work by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and Awards, which will be on view in the Academy’s galleries on Audubon Terrace from May 18 to June 11.


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Dana Spiotta receives the John Updike Award
May 9, 2017
Spiotta will be honored at the American Academy of Arts and Letter's annual Ceremonial this month.
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