Two members of the Writing Program's Digital Media Lab have won recognition by the 2013 Digital Storymakers Award: Erin Anderson was a grand prize winner in the Graduate Visual division for "What Hadn't Happened," and Sarah Menkedick was a finalist in the Graduate Long Form division for "A Rider's Prayer."
Assistant Professor Michael Meyer had updated editions of his Chinese language book, The Last Days of Old Beijing published in both mainland China and in Taiwan/Hong Kong. (2013)
Lecturer Robin Clarke won Omnidawn’s 1st/2nd Book Prize for Lines the Quarry (forthcoming September 2013).
Professor Lynn Emanuel was awarded a Fellowship in Writing at the Civetella Ranieri Foundation in Umbria, Italy, in 2013/14.
Assistant Professor Peter Trachtenberg published Another Insane Devotion: On the Love of Cats and Persons. (Boston and Berkeley: Da Capo Press) in November, 2012. His book was an Editors’ Choice of The New York Times Book Review.
Associate Professor Jeanne Marie Laskas published Hidden America with G.P. Putnam's Sons, in September 2012. In Fall 2012, she launched a national media tour connected for the book, including appearances on NPR, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, NBC, FOX, and National Satellite Radio. The book is under contract for use in television programming.
Lecturer Ellen Smith won the Orlando Prize for Creative Nonfiction (Fall 2012) for "The Locust: A Foundational Narrative" by A Room of One's Own Foundation, Placitas, NM.
Assistant Professor Peter Trachtenberg received a Pushcart Prize Nomination. Puerto del Sol. For the essay “The Finish of All Things,” published in the fall issue.
In 2012, Assistant Professor William Lychack received a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship and a Residency Fellowship from The Corporation of Yaddo.
Assistant Professor Peter Trachtenberg was awarded a Residency by the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in Bellagio Italy, from May–June of 2012.
Assistant Professor William Lychack received two Pushcart Prize Nominations for New Ohio Review and American Antheneum.
Assistant Professor Dawn Lundy Martin was a 2012 Pushcart Prize nominee for “Maybe You Exist Outside of Time,” published in They Will Sew the Blue Sail.
Lecturer Adriana Ramirez was the Grand Slam Champion of the Steel City Poetry Slam and was also elected to the Board of Directors of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association.