Department of English

Peter LaSalle Wins the University Co-op Creative Research Award for his Collection of Short Stories, "Sleeping Mask"

Mon, October 1, 2018
Peter LaSalle Wins the University Co-op Creative Research Award for his Collection of Short Stories,
Sleeping Mask (2017)

Congratulations to Peter LaSalle for winning the University Co-op Excellence in Creative Research Award. The  award is a university-wide honor that annually goes to a UT faculty member for extraordinary achievement in the arts (including painting, drama, film, performance such as opera and acting, and creative writing, among others), and this year's award was given for LaSalle's recent short story collection, Sleeping Mask: Fictions (Bellevue Literary Press: New York: 2017) here!

About the Author:

Peter LaSalle is the author of seven previous books, including both novels and short story collections—most recently Mariposa's Song (2012) and What I Found Out About Her (2014)—as well as a collection of essays on travel and literature, The City at Three P.M.: Writing, Reading, and Traveling (2015). His  fiction and essays have been selected for a number of award anthologies, including Best American Short Stories, Best American Mystery Stories, Best American Fantasy, Best American Travel Writing, Sports Best Short Stories, Best of the West, and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. A Portuguese translation of his 2007 story collection Tell Borges If You See Him was released in spring 2016 by Ediçöes Mombak (São Paulo, Brazil), with a critical introduction by Rodrigo Lopes de Barros of Boston University. 

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