English professor wins Murray Jackson Award

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Donovan Hohn, Professor of English, has received this year's Murray E. Jackson Scholar in the Arts Award, which provides a year of teaching release so that the recipient can pursue creative work to enrich the Wayne State campus and the Detroit community. Hohn will use the Murray Jackson Award to begin researching and writing his third book, the working title of which is The Disenchanted Gardener. He will also be supporting a collaboration between Wayne State’s English Department and City of Asylum–Detroit. An international literary arts organization, City of Asylum provides safe haven to foreign-born writers endangered in their countries of origin. The new Detroit chapter was started by recent graduates of Wayne State’s creative writing program. 

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