Congratulations to artist Robert Qualters, who has been named Pennsylvania Artist of the Year for 2014, part of the Governor's Awards for the Arts in Pennsylvania, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. The University of Pittsburgh Press recently published a book on the artist: Robert Qualters: Autobiographical Mythologies
Congratulations to Joan Naviyuk Kane, winner of the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation for her poetry collection Hyperboreal.
Congratulations to Afaa Michael Weaver, 2014 winner of the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, for his collection The Government of Nature. The award, sponsored by Claremont Graduate University and given annually to a mid-career poet, is one of the largest monetary poetry prizes in the United States. Read the announcement.
Congratulations are also due to Anthony Wallace, a finalist for the 2014 PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction for his short story collection The Old Priest.
University of Pittsburgh Press congratulates Thomas Rickert, whose book, Ambient Rhetoric, received the 2014 CCCC Outstanding Book Award.