I love hearing good news about my writer friends. Then I want to spread the word. So lately I've been pestering Andrew Furman for the official announcement of his recent "Researcher of the Year" award (Creative and Scholarly Category) from Florida Atlantic University.
Andy is both a skilled literary critic and a talented novelist. Sanford Pinsker nicely discusses both areas of accomplishment here.
And all you writing and/or literature teachers (and students) out there should definitely read Andy's Poets & Writers "Teachers Lounge" article on "Reading and Writing in the MFA Program, and Beyond."