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.

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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!

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