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

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

Postby GreenLantern » 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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Postby GreenLantern » 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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Jesmyn Ward - Tulane Assoc Professor Wins Second National Book Award

Postby GreenLantern » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:24 am

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-professor-jesmyn-ward-becomes-first-woman-claim-two-national-book-awards
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Re: Jesmyn Ward - Tulane Assoc Professor Profiled in this week's TIME

Postby RobertM320 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:39 pm

That's pretty high praise to be compared to Faulker. Congrats to her!


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