January 31, 2012 Lydia Peelle–a Nashville fiction writer and former speechwriter for Governor Phil Bredesen–has joined the faculty of Southern New Hampshire University’s low-residency M.F.A. program in creative writing. Peelle is the author of Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing and the 2010 winner of the prestigious Whiting Award; she was also shortlisted for the 2010 PEN/Hemingway award and in 2009 was named one of the 5 Under 35 promising young writers highlighted by the National Book Foundation at its annual awards ceremony. Read about Peelle’s appointment to the faculty at Southern New Hampshire University here. Learn more about the low-residency M.F.A at SNHU here.
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