Helon Habila Wins Library of Virginia Literary Award

October 22, 2008

Friend, colleague and fine writer Helon Habila won the top honor in fiction at the 11th annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards. His novel, Measuring Time, shared the fiction prize with Janet Peery’s What the Thunder Said. Habila is a professor at George Mason University, and an excerpt from his novella-in-progress Oil on Water has recently been published in Mason’s Cornerstone magazine.

Other awards went to R.T. Smith’s Outlaw Style for poetry; to Wesley C. Hogan’s Many Minds, One Heart: SNCC’s Dream for a New America for nonfiction; and to Rita Dove for lifetime achievement.

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  1. Congrats to your friend, Helon Habila!

  2. It’s a breathtaking, wrenching book! Congrats, Helon.

  3. I am a budding poet that seem to crinched when I hear the name Helon…like Hello, Halo…whatever, congrats, country man! I wanna walk your path someday.

  4. Congrats Helon Habila. I love your works

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