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October 23, 2014
 
 
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Tamas Dobozy, associate professor of English and Film Studies, awarded a PEN/O. Henry Prize, story included in 2011 Anthology.

May 13/11


Tamas Dobozy’s story, “The Restoration of the Villa Where Tibor Kalman Once Lived,” was selected for publication in the PEN/O. Henry Prize Anthology 2011, whose editors pick the 20 best stories published in US and Canadian periodicals over the last year. 

A recent review of the anthology in Kirkus included the line: “Far and away the strongest piece, [Dobozy’s story] has the highly compressed makings of an epic reworking of Les Miserables, its setting a Hungary caught between its fascist rulers and the advancing Red Army, its dominant moods fear and shame.”

"Winning an O Henry prize, being included in the anthology is probably the greatest distinction any of my stories, alone or collectively, has ever achieved. The prize and anthology are very high profile, and place my work alongside writers published in Granta, /The New Yorker/, and/ The Paris Review/, among others. It's amazing the attention you get for this--from publishers, agents, and readers." said Tamas.

Dobozy is an associate professor of English and Film Studies and associate dean of Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. 

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