UCSC Creative Writing congratulates alums Nick Miroff, Amanda Miller, and Kate Schatz for their recent achievements in their respective fields of writing! Coming off the heels of alumni weekend this is such exciting news, and only means that there will be more to come from the pool of great UCSC alumni writers.
Nick Miroff, travelling Latin American correspondent for the Washington Post, has been awarded the Oversea Press Club's Whitman Basso prize for best reporting in any medium on environmental issues. The award was given for his five-part series of stories, "Pushing South", which records the complex and damaging effects of rushing for resources across South America in the past decade.
Amanda Miller, Writer in the San Francisco Bay Area, has been awarded The Madison Review's Chris O'Malley prize in Fiction. Her work will appear in the Spring 2015 issue of the Madison Review.
Kate Schatz, Writer in Alameda, California, is now on the number 5 spot of the New York Times Children's Bestseller List with her new book: Rad American Women A-Z. The book was released earlier this spring by City Lights. It was the first children's book ever released by the storied publisher, and the book continues to enjoy great success.
Congratulations alumni writers! We look forward to your next achievements.