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Local author Leah Stewart wins ArtsWave award


ArtsWave announced today that Cincinnati author Leah Stewart will receive its 2014 Rosa F. and Samuel B. Sachs Fund Prize. The award, created to celebrate outstanding achievements in the arts, recognizes Stewart for her award-winning novels and contributions to Cincinnati's literary scene. 

Leah Stewart is the author of four novels: Body of a Girl, The Myth of You and Me, Husband and Wife, and The History of Us.

She spoke with Barbara Gray about her book, Husband and Wife, for WVXU's arts program Around Cincinnati which aired on 9/19/10.

In January of 2013, Ms. Stewart was a guest on Cincinnati Edition, talking about her novel The History of Us.  You can listen to that interview here: http://wvxu.org/post/history-us

In 2010, she won a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship. Her book set in Cincinnati, The History of Us, was chosen for Target's Recommended Reads; the Midwest Booksellers Association's Midwest Connections; the Choose to Read Ohio 2015-16 book list; and is a finalist for the Ohioana Prize.

She directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Cincinnati and lives in Cincinnati with her husband and two children.