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UHCWP alumna Lacy Johnson's The Other Side named one of the 20 best books of 2014 by Houston Chronicle.

UHCWP alumna Nina McConigley's Cowboys and East Indians named one of O Magazine's 'best of the best' of award-winning books of 2014.

UHCWP alumna Lacy Johnson named one of Houston's 50 Most Fascinating People by Houston Chronicle.
UHCWP Professor Antonya Nelson’s story “Primum Non Nocere” published in The New Yorker.
UHCWP alumnus Samuel Amadon’s poem “Poem For The Opening Of The Hamilton Fish Park Pool, 1936” published  in The New Yorker.
UHCWP alumnus Joshua Rivkin’s poem “Lifeguard” published in The New Yorker.
UHCWP alumna Nina McConigley wins the 2014 High Plains Book Award for best story collection.
UHCWP alumni Jericho Brown’s The New Testament and Lacy Johnson’s The Other Side each named one of 2014's best books by Library Journal.
UHCWP alumnus Paul Otremba is profiled as one of six young artists who are reshaping Houston’s Art Scene in the October 2014 issue of Houstonia Magazine.
UHCWP alumna Hannah Gamble is awarded a 2014 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships.
Poet and visual scholar Roberto Tejada joins the Creative Writing Program as the Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing.
Creative Writing Program welcomes UHCWP alumna Audrey Colombe as Visiting Associate Professor in English and Creative Writing.
UHCWP alumna Nina McConigley is awarded the PEN/American Open Book Award.
UHCWP alumnus Andrew Brininstool is awarded a 2014 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Prose.
UHCWP alumna Emily Fox Gordon is awarded a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship.
UHCWP alumnus Ed Porter is awarded a Wallace Stegner Fellowship.
UHCWP alumna Kate Schmidt’s Singing Bones wins the Zone 3 Press 2013 Creative Nonfiction Book Award.
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Russel Swensen wins the Spring 2011 Black River Chapbook Competition for Santa Ana.
Entire Houston area asked to read One Amazing Thing.
UH Student Christine Ha Cooks Her Way to FOX TV's 'MasterChef" Title.
UHCWP Professor Mat Johnson awarded Longwood's Dos Passos Prize.

UHCWP alumna Tiphanie Yanique Selected by the National Book Foundation as one of the "Top 5 Under 35" Fiction Writers.

UHCWP alumnus Glenn Shaheen wins Agnes Lynn Starrett Prize.

Bob Phillips wins Bronze Metal in Poetry for Now and Then: New and Selected Poems at the Independent Publisher Book Awards, 2010.
UHCWP Professor Alex Parsons awarded a 2009-2010 UH Teaching Excellence Award, one of the highest awards bestowed by the University of Houston.

UHCWP alumnus David MacLean reads on This American Life.

UHCWP alumnus Eric Ekstrand wins 2009 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship.
UHCWP PhD candidate Samuel Amadon wins the 2010 Iowa Poetry Prize.

UHCWP PhD candidate and Soros Fellowship winner Janine Joseph on KUHF's UH Moment.

UHCWP alumna Tiphanie Yanique wins Rona Jaffe Prize.

UHCWP alumna Lauren Berry wins National Poetry Series award.

UHCWP Professor Antonya Nelson named 2009 USA Simon Fellow in Literature.

UHCWP Professor Mat Johnson named 2007 USA James Baldwin Fellow in Literature.
UHCWP alumna Farnoosh Fathi wins 2011 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship.

UHCWP alumna Anna Journey is awarded a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry.

UHCWP alumnus Hayan Charara is awarded a 2009 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry.

UHCWP alumnus Jason Koo is awarded a 2009 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry.