Marie Hulme, instructor of English here at SHU, has been awarded third prize in the annual national story competition held by the prestigious Hackney Literary Awards for her short story “Special Romantics.” The piece was published in the most recent issue of the Birmingham Arts Journal and can be read online here: http://birminghamartsjournal.com.
Hulme recently completed her Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at Fairfield University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Smith College, master’s in English and American literature from New York University and an M.A.T from Sacred Heart where she received the Gold Medal of Excellence. Her nonfiction work, excerpted from a collection of vignettes entitled Love Letters to London, about her life in London as a young journalist for ABC News, was recognized by the PEN Women of San Francisco's international writing contest in 2011 and 2012. Marie’s fiction was also a semifinalist in the Tucson Festival of Books literary competition in March of this year.
Michael C. White, award-winning historical novelist and director of the Fairfield University M.F.A program, is a fan of Hulme’s work. “Her prose was—and continues to be—gorgeously poetic, visual, vivid, sensuous and concrete,” he wrote.