Category: Literature

An Interview with R. M. Kinder, author of “A Common Person and Other Stories”

R. M. Kinder, author of three prizewinning collections of short fiction, including the upcoming A Common Person and Other Stories (February 2021), recently spoke to us about her writing life, the creative process that went into this collection of short stories, and the writers who have influenced her work. She generously offers advice for new […]

Richard Sullivan Prize–Winner R. M. Kinder’s Short Stories Available in February

A Common Person and Other Stories (February 2021), a collection of short stories by R. M. Kinder, was selected by the University of Notre Dame’s Creative Writing Program as the thirteenth winner of the Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction. Judge Valerie Sayers, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, […]

An Excerpt from “John Berryman and Robert Giroux” by Patrick Samway S.J.

John Berryman and Robert Giroux: A Publishing Friendship (October 2020) provides new perspectives on the lives and work of two major figures in American poetry and publishing in the second half of the twentieth century: Robert Giroux (1914–2008), editor-in-chief of Harcourt, Brace and Company and later of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and John Berryman (1914–1972), […]

An Interview with Patrick Samway, author of “John Berryman and Robert Giroux”

Patrick Samway S.J., author of John Berryman and Robert Giroux: A Publishing Friendship (October 2020), kindly agreed to answer a few questions about his writing process and research. His previous books include The Letters of Robert Giroux and Thomas Merton and Flannery O’Connor and Robert Giroux, both published by the University of Notre Dame Press. […]

Book Reveals Thoreau’s Enduring Relevance for Today’s Environmental and Democratic Crises

Bob Pepperman Taylor, the Elliott A. Brown Green and Gold Professor of Law, Politics, and Political Behavior at the University of Vermont, has published an important new book titled Lessons from Walden: Thoreau and the Crisis of American Democracy. In this original and passionate work, Taylor presents a wide-ranging inquiry into the nature and implications of Henry […]

Poet Leia Penina Wilson will read from her new book at the University of Notre Dame

On January 29, 2020, at 7:30PM, award-winning poet Leia Penina Wilson will be reading from her recently published book, Splinters Are Children of Wood, at 232 Decio Hall, University of Notre Dame. The reading is sponsored by the Creative Writing Department. The wildly unrestrained poems in Splinters Are Children of Wood, Wilson’s second collection and winner of the Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry, pose […]

Curtis A. Gruenler wins Anne Middleton Book Prize

Curtis A. Gruenler, professor of English at Hope College, received the Anne Middleton Book Prize for his volume Piers Plowman and the Poetics of Enigma: Riddles, Rhetoric, and Theology (Notre Dame Press, 2017). The award was announced during the International Piers Plowman Society Conference in Miami, Florida. The prize is awarded to the best book within a two year […]

Brooklyn poet publishes Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize volume 

Brooklyn poet Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes has published The Inheritance of Haunting, winner of the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize. The poems in Rhodes’s collection contend with historical memory and its losses and gains carried within the body, wrought through colonization and its generations of violence, war, and survival. The driving forces behind Rhodes’s work include a decolonizing ethos; a queer sensibility that extends […]