First Novelist Alumni Roundup #2: Isabel Zuber


In the second of our series of blog posts checking in on former Cabell First Novelist Award winners, we’re happy to catch up with 2002 winner Isabel Zuber, who won for her debut novel Salt.

Zuber, a North Carolina writer who has worked as a librarian and a small press publisher, has served on the boards of the North Carolina Writers Network and the Salem College Center for Women Writers. In 2009 she received a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship. In 2010 Zuber published her third collection of poetry, Red Lily (Press 53), described by former Poet Laureate of North Carolina, Fred Chappell, as “a sinewy, pungent, world-knowing collection of poems that engrave themselves upon the memory as upon a granite slab.”

Read more about Isabel Zuber, including a poem from Red Lily, “Communion,” over at her author page at Press 53.

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