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Book by Prof. Robert Stevens on Longlist for International Dublin Literary Award

Book by Prof. Robert Stevens on Longlist for International Dublin Literary Award

November 23, 2016

Robert Stevens, assistant professor of English at DePauw University, is a longlist nominee for the International Dublin Literary Award.  Stevens, who writes under the name Robert Yune, was honored for his debut novel, Eighty Days of Sunlight.

The international literary award is presented each year for a novel written in English or translated into English. Sponsored by the city of Dublin, Ireland, the award aims to promote excellence in world literature. The winner receives a €100,000 prize, one of the richest literary prizes in the world.

Other 2017 nominees include Margaret Atwood, Jonathan Franzen, Lauren Groff, Michel Houllebecq, Kazuo Ishiguro and Salman Rushdie.

View the complete the award's 2017 longlist here.

Robert Yune's fiction has appeared in the Kenyon Review, Los Angeles Review and other publications. In 2008, he received a fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and was a 2012 finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Award in Short Fiction and the Prairie Schooner Book Prize.

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