Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Angela Morales, a 1997 graduate of the University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program, has been named the winner of the 2014 Nonfiction Book Prize from River Teeth.

Chosen from more than 270 entries, Morales’ winning book, The Girls in My Town, will be published by The University of New Mexico Press in 2016. Her essays have recently appeared in Best American Essays 2013, The Southern Review, The Los Angeles Review, and The Harvard Review.

Morales is an English teacher at Glendale Community College and lives in Pasadena, California.

The Nonfiction Writing Program is offered through the Department of English in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.