Student and 2020 winner of the Allegra Johnson Prize, Hillary Yabon, has recently sold her novel! It will be published in 2024. Hilary says, “The fact that this book is going to be out in the world is one of the great honors of my life.  I never thought I would be able to begin a career in my 40’s. I am beyond grateful.”

Of her time in the Writers’ Program she says, “Paul Witcover was my very first instructor and I could not have done this without him. I took several courses with him and always knew I would be able to keep moving forward with his guidance. Lynn Hightower has likewise been essential to me finishing this novel. She was my instructor and is my current mentor. I would have no career without her.”

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