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Lasell Professor's Short Story Selected for Prestigious PEN/O Henry Prize

March 28, 2011


A short story by Kenneth Calhoun, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Lasell College, has been announced as one of 20 stories to receive the PEN/O Henry Prize 2011. His story, "Nightblooming," originally appeared in the Paris Review, and has also appeared in New Stories from the South: The Year's Best 2010. Other stories of Calhoun's have appeared in Fence Magazine and Quick Fiction.

Calhoun, who first joined Lasell's faculty last fall, is also the Chair of Lasell's recently established Art and Graphic Design Department. Prior to Lasell, Calhoun served as Assistant Professor of Interactive Media at Elon University and as a visiting professor at Duke University. Aside from writing, Calhoun enjoys documentary filmmaking, interactive design and composing music.

According to the Atlantic Monthly, the PEN/O. Henry Prize is "widely regarded as the nation's most prestigious awards for short fiction." Readings of the PEN/O prize-winning stories will be scheduled this spring in New York City.

To read the award-winning short story "Nightblooming", please visit The Paris Review's website. The PEN/O Henry Prize Stories 2011 book can also be viewed.



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