Jesmyn Ward - Tulane Assoc Professor Profiled in this week's TIME

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Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:45 pm

Jesmyn Ward won the 2011 National Book Award for her Katrina tale, Salvage the Bones. She is an associate professor of English at Tulane and has just released a new novel, Sing Unburied Sing.

This week's edition of Time has a two page profile of Ms. Ward. Quite an honor indeed. This young woman is going places.


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Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:48 pm

And now she's nominated for the prestigious 2017 National Book Award. Faculty like Ms. Ward make Tulane Tulane.
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Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:12 pm

Now she has been named a McArthur fellow (a genius grant) and received a $625K grant.

http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/ ... e-nav-next
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Jesmyn claims a second National Book Award, this time for "Sing, Unburied, Sing". First woman ever to do so. She's being compared to Faulkner.

To put things in perspective, long after we forget how many first downs we had against Houston, we'll still be celebrating this Tulanian's work.

https://news.tulane.edu/pr/tulane-profe ... ook-awards
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That's pretty high praise to be compared to Faulker. Congrats to her!
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Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:47 pm

Jesmyn Ward, the Tulane English professor who delivered the keynote address at this year's commencement, wrote an excellent piece for this week's Time magazine:

My True South: Why I Decided to Return Home

It's easy to understand how the two-time National Book Award winner and recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship Genius grant is being hailed as a literary giant.
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