Alumni Awards

Awards aren't everything ... but they're a barometer of a program's (and its students') success. This page lists recent awards received by our MFA and BA alumni. Use the search boxes below to look up one of our alumni by name. If you click on an alum name below, you will see more book publications and awards by that alum. If you click on the award name, you will see a list of our other alumni who have won the same award.

Awards

Alumni Award/Org Date/Book (if applicable)
Danny Eisenberg
(MFA-Fiction)
Henfield Prize
McCrindle Foundation and the University of Virginia
2024-05-09
Bella Lewis
(MFA-Fiction)
Sydney Hall Blair Award for Excellence in Teaching
UVA Creative Writing Program
2024-04-30 (News)
Fiction
Katherine Cart
(MFA-Fiction 2024)
Fulbright Fellowship
U.S. Department of State
2024-04-15
Fiction
Safiya Sinclair
(MFA-Poetry 2014)
Guggenheim Fellowship
John Simon Guggenheim Foundation
2024-04-11 (News)
Poetry
MaKshya Tolbert
(MFA-Poetry 2024)
Hurston/Wright College Award
The Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation
2023-07-11 (News)
Poetry
Sophia Zaklikowski
(MFA-Fiction 2024)
Sydney Hall Blair Award for Excellence in Teaching
UVA Creative Writing Program
2023-05-15
Talia Isaacson
(MFA-Poetry 2024)
Henfield Prize
McCrindle Foundation and the University of Virginia
2023-05-11
Fiction
Katherine James
(MFA-Poetry 2023)
Fulbright Fellowship
U.S. Department of State
2023-03-19
Poetry
Gahl Pratt Pardes
(MFA-Fiction 2022)
Stegner Fellowship
Stanford University
2023-03-15
Fiction
Natasha Oladokun
(BA-APPW 2014)
Elizabeth George Foundation Grant
Elizabeth George Foundation
2022-05-15 (News)
Poetry
Nana Boateng
(MFA-Fiction 2023)
Henfield Prize
McCrindle Foundation and the University of Virginia
2022-05-11 (News)
Fiction
Laura McGehee
(MFA-Fiction 2023)
Sydney Hall Blair Award for Excellence in Teaching
UVA Creative Writing Program
2022-05-09
Fiction
Raisa Tolchinsky
(MFA-Poetry 2022)
George Bennett Fellowship
Phillips Exeter Academy
2022-03-22 (News)
Ron Riekki
(MFA-Fiction 2002)
Pushcart Prize
Pushcart Press
2021-11-15
Poetry
Austin Smith
(MFA-Poetry 2012)
Pushcart Prize
Pushcart Press
2021-09-15 (News)
Fiction

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