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Friday, November 30, 2007

Local Author Wins Strauss Literary Award

Madison Smartt Bell, a novelist and an English professor at Goucher College, has been presented with the 2008 Strauss Living Award from the American Academy ofArts and Letters. The literary award includes a cash prize of $250,000. The association made the official announcement yesterday.

I’ve met Madison at local readings and literary events and am thrilled that the local writer — a neighbor — has been presented with such an honor. And a nice windfall to go with it.

The news of his prize has been published in the New York Times and The Baltimore Sun.

Read more about it in The Sun.



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