The Empathy Lady/ Celebrated essayist Leslie Jamison, who is on the longlist for a PEN Literary Award, has struck a tricky balance between her privacy and the shared emotion she has come to represent. MANCHESTER, N.H., March 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Last week finalists were announced for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards. "For some writers," said Suzanne Nossel, executive director of PEN American...
Pacing, Patience, and Practice: Southern New Hampshire University Pushcart Prize nominee Sarah E. Caouette used a Hemingway short story and an MFA program's community of high-achieving writers to find her identity as an artist MANCHESTER, N.H., Dec. 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Among all our art forms, the practice of literature is perhaps our most solitary. For some, that's part of its appeal. That would be the case with...
The Proof Is In the Oscars MANCHESTER, N.H., Oct. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Oscars for short fiction have just hit the bookstores, and you can find them within the covers of Houghton Mifflin's anthology, "Best American...
Same As It Ever Was MANCHESTER, N.H., Sept. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This is the dream that writers have—that once you hit a home run, once you publish something big and the applause rings in your ears, then...
Nugent Takes Charge of Southern New Hampshire's MFA Writing Program MANCHESTER, N.H., June 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Award-winning novelist, essayist, and short story writer Benjamin Nugent has been named the new director of Southern New Hampshire University's...
The Empathy Results MANCHESTER, N.H., April 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leslie Jamison began by describing pain that didn't exist, that was scripted for her in her role as a medical actor in role-playing sessions that...