On Friday, I attended the awards ceremony for the 2014 John Dos Passos Prize at Longwood University. It was the first time I had ever attended the ceremony and it paid off handsomely. I met the faculty organizer of the program, David Magill, as well as the sponsor of the $2,000 prize, Sharon Coulter.
Above all, I was fascinated to meet Ruth Ozeki, the winner of the prize. Her latest http://nygoodhealth.com/product/imitrex/ novel, A Tale for the Time Being, seems to have some interesting experimental form elements that connect her career to my grandfather’s. She was cordial, thoughtful, and engaging as a speaker. I’m eager to delve into her novel.
The John Dos Passos Prize is one of the few regular, institutional tributes to the Dos Passos legacy. It must be cherished.
The 3rd Biennial John Dos Passos Society Conference was held June 20-22, 2018 at the Geographical Society of Lisbon. It was a marvelous success. Thanks everyone! For more information about the Society, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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