Susan Hahn is the EHFOP's 2013-2014 Writer in Residence. She has published numerous poetry collections, including Harriet Rubin’s Mother’s Wooden Hand (1991);Incontinence (1993), winner of the Society of Midland Authors Award; Holiday (2001) and Mother In Summer (2002), both included in Chicago Tribune's Best Books of 2002; and The Scarlet Ibis (2007). The Scarlet Ibis was also performed as a verse play in 2007 and reprised in 2008. Her first play, Golf, premiered in Chicago in 2005. Her first novel, The Six Granddaughters of Cecil Slaughter, was published in 2012.
Among her other awards for her writing are several Illinois Arts Council awards and fellowships; the George Kent Prize from Poetry magazine, Pushcart Prizes and a Guggenheim fellowship
Rosellen Brown has published widely in magazines and her stories have appeared frequently in O. Henry Prize Stories, Best American Short Stories and Pushcart Prizes. One is included in the best-seller Best Short Stories of the Century, edited by John Updike. Her books include Half a Heart and Before and After.
She has been the recipient of an award in literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the Bunting Institute, the Howard Foundation, and twice from the National Endowment for the Arts, and was selected one of Ms. Magazine’s 12 “Women of the Year” in 1984. Some Deaths in the Delta was a National Council on the Arts prize selection and Civil Wars won the Janet Kafka Prize for the best novel by an American woman in 1984.
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