The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that Dartmouth’s Cynthia Huntington is a finalist for a National Book Award. Huntington, a poet and a professor of English and creative writing, made the list with her book Heavenly Bodies. The story listed only the finalists whose books were published by university presses.
Also a finalist but not mentioned in the story is Louise Erdrich ’76, who has been in residence at Dartmouth as a Montgomery Fellow several times, most recently in May 2012. She was nominated for her book The Round House.
Read the full story, published 10/10/2012 in The Chronicle of Higher Education.