2021 Literary Awards
The 2021 Literary Awards Ceremony and reading with guest speaker Award winning fiction writer Gish Jen will be held on Thursday, April 15th at 5:30 pm via Zoom. More information to follow.
Gish Jen has published short work in the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, and dozens of other periodicals, anthologies and textbooks. Her work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories four times, including The Best American Short Stories of the Century, edited by John Updike. Nominated for a National Book Critics’ Circle Award, her work was featured in a PBS American Masters’ special on the American novel and is widely taught.
Jen is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has been awarded a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, a Guggenheim fellowship, a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study fellowship, and a Mildred and Harold Strauss Living; she has also delivered the William E. Massey, Sr. Lectures in the History of American Civilization at Harvard University. THE RESISTERS is her eighth book.
Sponsored by the Department of English, the Purdue University Libraries, the College of Liberal Arts, and Modern Fiction Studies.