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W&L Novelist Vying for State Award

As we have noted in the past, Domnica Radulescu’s debut novel, Train to Trieste, has already been recognized with numerous honors and lots of positive reviews. Now the novel is a finalist for the annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards. Competing in the fiction category, Domnica, professor of romance languages, is one of three finalists for the top prize; the others are Geraldine Brooks for People of the Book, and David A. Taylor for Success: Stories. Announcement of the award will be made on Saturday, Oct. 17, at a banquet in Richmond where best-selling author John Grisham will receive the Literary Lifetime Achievement Award and W&L alumnus Roger Mudd is a finalist for the People’s Choice Award.