Congratulations to current MFA student, Adnan Khan, recipient of the 2016 Taylor Emerging Writer Award. The $10,000 prize recognizes an outstanding emerging writer (with preference given to those working in literary nonfiction), and includes a mentorship with this year's Taylor Prize winner, Rosemary Sullivan.
“Charged with the onerous, if delightful, responsibility of selecting an emerging writer, I began to look for a young writer who wrote elegantly, was clearly a reader, and was engaged with significant obsessions. Adnan Khan, having already crafted his own voice, and so ready to interrogate himself and our culture, seemed the perfect choice,” said Rosemary said of her deliberations.
Read the full prize profile here >>> Taylor Prize Emerging Writer Award
This honour comes on the heels of a 2016 National Magazine Award nomination for Adnan; we couldn't be happier for him.