Congratulations to MFA Creative Writing Program Director Michael White, Ph.D., for winning the 2011 Connecticut Book Award in fiction.
Dr. White, who has been a finalist for the Connecticut Book Award twice before, won for his 2010 historical novel "Beautiful Assassin," which is based on the life of Tat'yana Levchenko, a female sniper who became a Soviet hero during World War II and later traveled to the United States at the request of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The novel - Dr. White's third work of historical fiction - combines mystery, intrigue, romance and tragedy against the backdrop of one of the most significant events in modern history. See more at http://www.fairfield.edu/press/pr_index.html?id=3304.
You can check out Beautiful Assassin at our Library (New Book Collection Main Level - PS3573 .H47447 B43 2010).
The Connecticut Book Award is presented by the Connecticut Center for the Book at the Hartford Public Library. See list of all 2011 Connecticut Book Award Winners.