Battleborn http://wkms.org en Daughter of the West Adds New Voice to Literature of the Region http://wkms.org/post/daughter-west-adds-new-voice-literature-region <p>Soft-spoken, wide-eyed author Claire Vaye Watkins packs a punch with odd, heart-rending stories set in Nevada and collected in the book <em>Battleborn</em>, which won the 2012 Story Prize, the 2013 Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Silver Pen Award from the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame. &nbsp;It was also named a Best Book of 2012 by the San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, Time Out New York and Flavorwire, and a Best Short Story Collection by NPR.org. &nbsp;Last year the National Book Foundation named Watkins one of the "5 under 35" best writers. &nbsp;Claire Vaye Watkins teaches at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania and her reading for the Murray State MFA program this Saturday at 7 p.m. is open to all. Kate Lochte has conversation with the author.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:47:07 +0000 Kate Lochte 32726 at http://wkms.org Daughter of the West Adds New Voice to Literature of the Region