Fried '89 and Phillips '86 Named National Book Critic Circle Award Finalists

 

Fried '89 and Phillips '86 Named National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists

 

Daisy Fried '89 is the author of two books of poems, My Brother is Getting Arrested Again (2006), a finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry and for the 2005 James Laughlin Prize from the Academy of American Poets, and She Didn't Mean to Do It (2000), winner of the 1999 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize.

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A 2006 Guggenheim Fellow, she is currently the Grace Hazard Conkling Writer-in-Residence at Smith College and divides her time between Northampton, Mass., and Philadelphia, Pa. Find more information about Daisy Fried at her NBCC citation and about her and the other finalists in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Also named a finalist is Julie Phillips '86 for James Tiptree Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon (2006). Based on 10 years of research, this biography of Sheldon discloses the life of a profoundly original writer and a woman far ahead of her time. Find more at Phillips' NBCC citation.