Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass alum speaks on shock of winning Pultizer Prize in South Hadley

By Tyler Manoukian

November 21, 2010

Several years ago, Paul Harding was just another aspiring author with a novel to peddle. A recent graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he sent copies of a manuscript to publishers and editors in New York City, only receiving reject...

UMass alum “Tinkers” with success

By Sam Butterfield

April 15, 2010

It sounds too good to be true: A largely unheard of first-time author (published by an obscure, upstart, non-profit press founded by a university’s medical school in 2005) wins a Pulitzer Prize for fiction with his first work,...