July 29, 2010
Amy Weldon, Luther assistant professor of English, has been selected as a co-recipient of the $1,000 Bevel Summers Award given by Shenandoah for her piece of nonfiction, "The Odd Girls: Flannery O'Connor and Me" included in the journal's 60th anniversary double issue, "A Tribute to Flannery O'Connor."
Barry Moser of North Hatfield, Mass. shares the $1,000 Bevel Summers Award with Weldon. Moser is professor-in-residence at Smith College and a member of the illustration department faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Weldon's writing has appeared in the Mississippi Quarterly, StoryQuarterly and Cornbread Nation 2: The Best of Southern Food Writing. A former Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers' Conference, she has completed a story collection and is at work on a novel.
Weldon holds a bachelor of arts degree in English and journalism from Auburn University and a master's degree in English and doctoral degree in 19th-century British literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.