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Faculty Novelist Douaihy Wins Arts Award

Margot Douaihy head shot

Assistant Professor Margot Douaihy was awarded the 2023 F. Lammot Belin Arts Scholarship for emerging artists with roots in northeast Pennsylvania.

Douaihy, a Scranton native who joined the Writing, Literature and Publishing Department this fall, is the author of three poetry collections and the Queer true crime novel Scorched Grace, named a New York Times Editors’ Choice; a Best Book of 2023 by Barnes and Noble, Apple Books, Marie Claire, and BookPage; and has been optioned for a screen adaptation. It was also a Critics’ Pick from The Guardian, Amazon, Irish Independent, and The Times of London

She was named Best Author of 2023 by Boston Magazine, and was a 2023 New England Book Award Finalist, as well as the recipient of a Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowship in 2022.

The scholarship, awarded by the Waverly Community House since 1964, has been awarded to more than 50 artists in the fine arts, performing arts, and literature.

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