Texas State University lecturer Jennifer Dubois received the prestigious Whiting Writers’ Award, given annually to 10 emerging writers who have demonstrated excellence.
DuBois, a lecturer in the Masters of Fine Arts in creative writing program, has published numerous short stories and two novels in her young career. Her first novel, A Partial History of Lost Causes, was the winner of the Northern California Book Award for fiction.
The distinction, bestowed by the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, includes an award of $50,000. DuBois said it was a great honor and validation.