MFA fiction graduate Kim Shegog ’15 was selected as a 2023 Eric Hoffer Book Award finalist for the short story collection, “Crossing Over”.
“Crossing Over” also won the inaugural Converse MFA Alumni Book Prize in 2021. It was published through the Clemson-Converse Literature Series, a partnership between Clemson University Press and the Converse Low Residency MFA.
The Eric Hoffer Book Award honors the memory of American philosopher Eric Hoffer by highlighting salient writing, and the independent spirit of small publishers. Since its inception, the Hoffer has become one of the largest international book awards for small, academic, and independent presses. Less than 10% of the nominees become category finalists.
Shegog’s work has appeared in Appalachian Review, The Sun, r.kv.r.y quarterly, and anthologized in This is What America Looks Like: The Washington Writers’ Publishing House Anthology (2021). Shegog was the recipient of the Judith Siegel Pearson Award for Fiction from Wayne State University in 2019.