Alumna's New Book Attracting Rave Reviews
Alumna Claire Vaye Watkins’ new collection of stories, Battleborn (Riverhead Books), is garnering a number of accolades, including this New York Times tribute: If debut collections are meant to announce the arrival of talented new writers, “Battleborn” is a full-throated bugle call (August 29, 2012).
Watkins, a native of Bishop, California, earned her MFA from the Ohio State, where she was a presidential fellow. She is currently an assistant professor at Bucknell University and co-director of the Mojave School, a non-profit creative writing workshop for teenagers in rural Nevada. Her short stories and essays have appeared in Granta, One Story, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, Best of the West 2011, Best of the Southwest 2013, and elsewhere.
Watkins will be one of seven alumni “coming home” to Ohio State for the Department of English’s Creative Writing Bookfair and Festival September 14 -16, 2012. She will be part of a panel of author readings and book signings at Barnes & Noble, The Ohio State University Bookstore on Sunday, September 16 at noon.
For a complete schedule of bookfair/festival authors and events go to https://artsandsciences.osu.edu/news/creative-writing-bookfair-and-festival-september
For more information on Watkins, go to http://clairevayewatkins.com/index.html
More rave reviews for Batteborn: Boston Globe, http://articles.boston.com/2012-08-22/books/33299749_1_sexual-assault-promise-unkept-catie
Kirkus Reviews, http://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/claire-vaye-watkins/battleborn-watkins/