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Top Writing Award to Texas State Professor

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Jennifer DuBois has won many awards for her writing, but her latest novel “Cartwheel” has granted her the prestige of the Whiting Award, given annually to ten emerging writers in nonfiction, fiction, poetry and plays. This award also comes with a $50,000 prize, but to Jennifer the prize just lets her keep doing what she loves.

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“Anytime you come into any money from writing, you just want to use it to enable yourself to keep writing. It’s essentially a matter of figuring out how to buy time.”
– Jennifer DuBois

Jennifer is a Master of Fine Arts professor for creative writing here at Texas State. Her career has moved from Massachusetts to California, and now here to San Marcos. As she grows as a writer, Jennifer says that being famous is not something she has never thought about.

“I do have now 500 twitter followers now, so that’s a pretty big deal for me but no, definitely not famous.”
– Jennifer DuBois

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DuBois will be in Massachusetts on the 25th of November, headed back for the Thanksgiving holiday and doing a book signing for “Cartwheel,” a story about a foreign exchange student whose roommate is murdered and puts into question whether she’s innocent or guilty.  The Chicago Tribune praised the novel saying it was, “Provocative, meaningful, and suspenseful…. [A] page turner.”

Chris Fink, KTSW News.

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