Shattuck Award Winners: Robyn Creswell & Abigail Deutsch
The award presentation to be held during the Roger Shattuck Conference from Novemeber 8 - 9.
Robyn Creswell teaches comparative literature at Brown University and is poetry editor of The Paris Review. His writings on Arabic literature and contemporary poetry have appeared in Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, n+1, The Nation, Raritan, and Bidoun, among other publications. He is the translator of Abdelfattah Kilito’s The Clash of Images (New Directions, 2009), from the French, and Sonallah Ibrahim’s That Smell and Notes from Prison (New Directions, 2013), from the Arabic. Robyn’s academic work focuses on modernism and modernity in Arabic poetry. He was a fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers in 2011-2012.
Abigail Deutsch's reviews and essays appear in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Book Review, Poetry, The Times Literary Supplement, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Village Voice, n+1, Bookforum, The Village Voice, The Yale Review, Time, The New Yorker online, and The Paris Review online. She received her B.A. in English from Yale University and her M.A. in Arts and Cultural Journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. In 2009, she won the Journalism School's Criticism Prize and Nona Balakian Award for Literary Criticism. In 2010, she received Poetry magazine's Editors Prize for Reviewing, and in 2013, she was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle's Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing. She lives and works in New York City.