Julia Alvarez, congratulations!

Julia Alvarez will be awarded the 2013 National Medal of Arts in a ceremony at the White House this Monday! Recognized for her extraordinary storytelling in poetry and in prose, Ms. Alvarez explores themes of identity, family, and cultural divides and illustrates the complexity of navigating two worlds and reveals the human capacity for strength in the face of oppression.

We are so thrilled for her, she is one of our favorite Vermont authors here at the bookshop and currently a writer-in-residence at Middlebury College. In a Burlington Free Press article, Alvarez "talked about the community of writers and artists in Vermont, and the meaning of that community to her. She talked about her neighbor — a sheep farmer — whose barn light is on in the morning before she starts writing. 'It's about that labor and that creation,' Alvarez said. 'I feel really lucky to be doing that work here. Vermont has been the place where I've done my writing. It's been good to me.'"

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