Literary Citizens

Claudia Rankine
Claudia Rankine (John Lucas)

Three Columbia affiliates have won 2015 PEN American literary awards. Poet Claudia Rankine ’93SOA won the PEN Open Book Award for her collection Citizen, which also won the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award.  Adjunct writing professor Rob Spillman won the PEN/Nora Magid Award for editing for his work on the journal Tin House. Poetry student Meg Matich won a PEN/Heim Translation Fund grant for her translations of the Icelandic poet Magnús Sigurðsson.