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Steven Hayward to receive Golden Quill Award

Steven Hayward to receive Golden Quill Award

The Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District will honor Assistant English Professor Steven Hayward with its prestigious Golden Quill Award at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18 at Carnegie Reading Room at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Hayward is receiving the award for his most recent novel, “Don't Be Afraid,” a heartbreaking and hilarious exploration of loss and recovery. 

His first book, “Buddha Stevens and Other Stories,” a collection of short stories, won the Upper Canada Writers’ Craft Award; his second, “The Secret Mitzvah of Lucio Burke,” won Italy’s Premio Grinzane Cavour Prize. In addition to his work as a novelist, Hayward has published on fiction, creative communication, pedagogy, literary theory, and Shakespearean theater.