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Texas Tech University Press Honored with Literary Awards

Kristen Barton

September 8, 2016

Authors named finalists of WILLA Literary Awards.


Texas Tech University Press (TTUP) publications “Chasm” by Susan Cummins and “Mysteries of Love and Grief” by Sandra Scofield were both named finalists in the WILLA Literary Awards sponsored by Women Writing in the West. Cummins was named a finalist in the contemporary fiction category and Scofield in the creative nonfiction category.

“The TTUP books chosen to be honored represent the diversity of our publishing lists and our authors,” said Courtney Burkholder, TTUP director. “‘Chasm' is a mystery novel starring a geologist sleuth, while ‘Mysteries of Love and Grief' is comprised of creative nonfiction essays about the author's grandmother. Both authors have written many books over the course of their careers.”


The winners will be honored in October at the WWW Conference in Santa Fe. The winning authors of the WILLA Literary Awards are chosen by professional librarians, historians and university-affiliated educators.

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