Best American Essays

Shawn Gillen Essay Wins National Recognition

Shawn Gillen’s essay “The Irish Gambit,” which appeared in The New Hibernia Review in 2018, was named a Notable Essay of the Year in the most recent collection of The Best American Essays, edited by Rebecca Solnit.

Susan Choi

2015 Mackey Chair Named 2019 National Book Award Finalist

Susan Choi, our 2015 Mackey Chair, was named a 2019 National Book Award Finalist for her novel Trust Exercise. Choi is the fourth Mackey chair in the last decade to receive this honor!