Congrats, Hugo Teachers! (April – July 2021)

Posted Wed, 7/14/2021 - 9:30am by  |  Category: ,

Earlier this year, we shared out a list of literary successes our teachers have found so far in 2021, and we want to keep the celebration going! Check out the list below for new books, new essays, awards, and other major literary accomplishments Hugo House’s teachers have had in recent months.

Rebecca Agiewich’s essay, “I’m looking for a camper van, not another man,” was published in the Globe and Mail.

Kathleen Alcalá’s award-winning novel, Spirits of the Ordinary: A Tale of Casas Grandes, was re-released by Raven Chronicles Press.

Steve Almond recently announced that his new novel, All the Secrets of the World, will be published in spring 2022.  

Emily Rapp Black’s new book, Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg, was published by Notting Hill Editions.

Bill Carty’s We Sailed on the Lake was selected as a finalist for the 2021 Lighthouse Poetry Series.  

Laura Da’ was selected for Tin House’s inaugural Parent Residency and recently published five new poems in Paperbag.

Kimberly Dark’s new book, Damaged Like Me, was published June 29 by AK Press.

Jennifer De Leon’s Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From was longlisted for the Mass Book Awards.

Gabriela Denise Frank published new essays in the Citron Review and Superstition Review.

Laurie Frankel’s new novel One Two Three, was published by Henry Holt and Co.

An excerpt of Alma Garcia’s novel appeared in Puro Chicanx Writers of the 21st Century, an anthology published by Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts in conjunction with the Black Earth Institute.

Darien Hsu Gee’s collection of micro essays on identity and growing up Chinese American, Allegiance, received a Bronze medal in the 2021 IPPY Awards.

Vanessa Hua’s story, American Santa, is now available as an Audible Original. The piece started as a project during a residency at Hedgebrook, and Vanessa read a version of the story during the 2018–19 Hugo Literary Series.

Ruth Joffre’s microfictions “What I’m Made Of” and “A Girl Opens a Museum” were selected for Best Microfiction 2021.

Chaney Kwak’s The Passenger: How a Travel Writer Learned to Love Cruises & Other Lies from a Sinking Ship was published by Godine.

Danusha Laméris’s book, Bonfire Opera, was selected for the Northern California Book Awards in the poetry category.

Lish McBride’s new YA novel, Curses, will be published July 20 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers.

Robin McLean‘s debut novel, Pity the Beast, was recently accepted for publication by And Other Stories.

Kristen Millares Young‘s essay, “This is Not a Metaphor,” was published yesterday in the Rumpus.

Paulette Perhach’s piece, “My Personal Brand is I Don’t Want to Die,” was featured on McSweeney’s.

Kim Stafford‘s latest collection, Singer Come from Afar, was published by Red Hen Press.

Anca Szilagyi’s essay, “A Dill in Every Soup,” was published in the summer issue of Orion Magazine.

Miranda Weiss’s whose article, “As halibut decline, Alaska Native fishers square off against industrial fleets” was featured in National Geographic.

Lisa Wells’ book, Believers: Making a Life at the End of the World, will be published July 20.

Rachel Werner is now represented by Savannah Brooks, an agent at The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency, and was recently selected for the Loft Literary Centers’s Excellence in Teaching Fellowship.

Carolyne Wright‘s poem, “Ánima Aquática,” appeared in Tahoma Literary Review Issue 19.

If you are a Hugo House teacher and would like to have your recent news added to this post or have your accomplishment featured in a future post/newsletter, let us know via our community news form.