Congratulations to Melissa Yancy, winner of the 2016 Drue Heinz Literature Prize, for her short story collection Dog Years. Read the press release.
Congratulations to Miriam Bird Greenberg, winner of the 2015 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, for her collection In the Volcano’s Mouth. Read the press release.
Nicholas Rescher, Pitt professor and author of over 100 books, including, most recently, A Journey through Philosophy in 101 Anecdotes, has been awarded the Helmholtz Medal, in recognition of his lifetime contributions to philosophy. Bestowed every other year on a scientist or scholar of international note, the twelve latest recipients include four Nobel Laureates.
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Congratluations to Per Anders Rudling, whose book, The Rise and Fall of Belarusian Nationalism, 1906–1931 has been named a winner of the 2015 Kulczycki Book Prize in Polish Studies from the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES.)
In the Illuminated Dark: Selected Poems of Tuvia Ruebner, a co-publication of Hebrew Union College Press and University of Pittsburgh Press, has been shortlisted for the 2015 National Translation Awards in Poetry and Prose from the Literary Translators Association. Congratulations to translator Rachel Tzvia Back. Details here.