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An Honor That Alan Furst is More than OK With

The novelist Alan Furst ’67g is the 2011 recipient of the Helmerich Award, a literary prize given annually by the Tulsa Library Trust. Furst recently told the Tulsa World that he appreciated the award because it “goes to really good writers,” and he wasn’t kidding. Among the authors honored: John Updike, Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates, and Ian McEwan.

A cool coincidence (we assume): Furst’s most recent novel, 2010’s Spies of the Balkans, is partly set in Tulsa. His next book is due out in the summer of 2012.

Ryan Jones, senior editor


March 11, 2011 at 1:43 am Leave a comment

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