Ramona Ausubel in Style Weekly

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Have a look at a new First Novelist article by VCU’s own, Dale Brumfield, in the most recent Style Weekly! 

“Being a writer means you need to be like Velcro so that experiences stick,” author Ramona Ausubel says. “I try to be influenced by everything. For me, it’s about collecting details along the way.”

 

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Announcing the Winner of the 2013 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award…

This year’s winner was chosen from nearly 140 titles which were read by diverse members of Virginia Commonwealth University’s academic community and a panel of judges. Each of the finalists came from a strong and uniquely talented writer.

We are happy to announce that the winner of this year’s award is Ramona Ausubel for her outstanding debut novel, No One Is Here Except All of Us!
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Praise for No One Is Here Except All of Us:

“Ramona Ausubel’s debut, No One Is Here Except All of Us (Riverhead), captures the magical group-think of a Romanian village that retreats into an imaginary reality at the outbreak of war.” — Vogue

“Fantastical and ambitious… infused with faith in the power of storytelling… Light and tenderness persevere – in a shining moon, in a candle still aglow, in a mother’s embrace of her child.” — The New York Times Book Review

“Here we are, benevolent and cruel, gorgeous and deranged, in a truly enthralling saga which simply staggered me with its capacity for gratitude. No One is Here Except All of Us is a special work of the imagination, an original gift, dark and light, and Ramona Ausubel colors it all with a glowing wisdom.” — Ron Carlson, author of The Signal

Stay tuned for more information about the award event this fall. Until then, check out Ms. Ausubel’s novel and website!

And Now, The 2013 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Finalists…

After much reading and discussion, the First Novelist Committee has chosen three superb novels as finalists for the 2013 award:

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No One Is Here Except All of Us by Ramona Ausubel
When Captain Flint Was Still A Good Man by Nick Dybek
Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman

We’d like to thank all the volunteer readers who participated in the selection process this year, and also, many thanks to the authors who submitted their debut novels!

The winner of the 2013 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award will be announced in early July.

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