2011 Sparks Prize winner reads Wednesday

Author: Carol C. Bradley

EddieJoe Cherbony, 2011 Sparks Prize Winner

EddieJoe Cherbony, winner of the 2011 Sparks Prize, will read from his work at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. The reading is free and open to the public.

EddieJoe Ivan Cherbony began his literary career sweeping floors at a steel mill in Southeast Los Angeles. His writing has appeared in Pasadena Magazine, The Northridge Review, and A Time to Write (literary journal of the Violence Prevention Initiative).

He has presented at a number of professional conferences throughout the United States and in England. His honors include a HASTAC fellowship, a Juniper Summer Writing Institute scholarship, an Associated Students scholarship, and a Graduate Equity Fellowship.

EddieJoe earned an MFA in creative writing at the University of Notre Dame. Currently, he is teaching fiction at Notre Dame and searching for an agent.

The Sparks Prize was established in 2001 with a $1.5-million gift from Nicholas Sparks, best-selling author and 1988 Notre Dame graduate.