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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.