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She's Published!

No, not me. But a friend I met at Bread Loaf just had her first book published.

Doreen Baingana is a graduate of the MFA program at University of Maryland, College Park. (That's the same program I completed.) Doreen's from Uganda, where the stories in her book are set. I'm really looking forward to hearing her read at her book party this weekend -- she has the most fabulous voice and inflection -- what we used to call an "accent" before PCness came along. Doreen's won several prizes, including the Caine Prize 2004, and a Washington Independent Writer's Prize for Short Fiction (she's pictured). Her book was published by the AWP Award Series in Short Fiction. She writes news stories for Voice of America radio, and is currently the Jiménez-Porter Writer-in-Residence at UMCP.

She's a stylish, intelligent, and friendly intellectual in person; I can't wait to read more of her fiction. So join me and check out Tropical Fish: Stories Out Of Entebbe, for something really different and fresh.

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