Xhenet Aliu

Xhenet Aliu

Office: MHRA 3308



M.F.A., University of North Carolina Wilmington

M.L.I.S., University of Alabama

B.A., Southern Connecticut State University

Research Interests

Fiction, creative nonfiction, working-class literature, feminism, diaspora literature, archival research

Selected Publications

  • Alternate Ending: Shenandoah, 2020, vol. 79.1, Fall 2020
  • Brass (novel): Random House, 2018
  • Foreword for Upstate: Daylight Books, 2018
  • Book review: Gunners by Rebecca Kauffman, The New York Times, 2018
  • “Not Nice,” Extraordinary Rendition: (American) Writers on Palestine. O/R Books, 2015
  • Domesticated Wild Things and Other Stories: University of Nebraska Press, 2013

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Townsend Prize for Fiction, 2020
  • Georgia Author of the Year: First Novel Category winner, 2019
  • Sewanee Writers Conference, fellowship, 2019
  • Center for Fiction First Novel Prize long-list, 2018
  • Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection, 2018
  • Bread Loaf Writers Conference, fellowship, 2017

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