Accolades: Kevin McFadden

July 7, 2008 — Kevin McFadden has been awarded the 2008 Fellowship of Southern Writers' New Writing Award for Poetry, for his book, "Hardscrabble," one of the inaugural titles in the Virginia Quarterly Review Poetry Series, published by the University of Georgia Press. The award, which recognizes work by emerging poets living in and writing on the South, will be presented in April 2009 at the Arts & Education Council Conference on Southern Literature in Chattanooga, Tenn.

McFadden is currently the associate program director of the Virginia Festival of the Book, produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. He received his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Virginia in 2000.

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