Purdue University College of Liberal Art

Sharon Solwitz

Please join me in congratulating Sharon Solwitz, professor of English, on the publication of her latest novel, Once, in Lourdes (Penguin Random House, 2017). Her novel takes place during the Vietnam War, and tells a story of four friends who make a life-altering pact with one another.

Sharon is also the author of the novel, Bloody Mary, and a collection of short stories, Blood and Milk, which won the Carl Sandburg Prize from Friends of the Chicago Public Library, and The Prize for Adult Fiction from the Society of Midland Authors, and was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. Several of her stories have been selected for inclusion in the Pushcart Prize Anthology and in Best American Short Stories. She has also received the Katherine Anne Porter Prize, the Nelson Algren Literary Award, and grants and fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council for various work she has published.  

Congratulations, Professor Solwitz!

David's Signature

David A. Reingold
Justin S. Morrill Dean
College of Liberal Arts