THE UTAH STATE POETRY SOCIETY has announced the winners of its annual competition.
Robert J. Frederickson of West Valley City won the Pearle M. Olson Book Award with his collection "Being Here." Frederickson was born in Idaho. He is known throughout the region as a fine-book binder.Brad L. Roghaar of Ogden placed second; Muriel Jenkins Bywater took third.
Other winners included:
Carol Quist (Light Verse Chapbook); Lee McKenzie (President's and Meagher Free Verse awards); Ann Gasser (Hafen, Sonnet and Wangsgaard awards); Margaret Pettis (Roberts Award); Marilyn Bushman-Carlton (Karnes Award);
LaVon B. Carroll (Sabin and USPS Free Verse awards); Neil Hollands (Whitaker Award); Grace Haynes Smith (Brown, Christensen, Light Verse and Sweepstakes awards); Lloyd Murray (Blaisdell Award); Clarence Socwell (Bare Bones and Behunin awards); Patricia S. Grimm (Readers Award); Donna M. Oakseon (Crawford Award); Marilyn Bushman Carlton (Newcomers); Nina L. Prestwich (Tangren Award);
Margaret McKinnon (USPS Light Verse Award); Kolette Montague (Haiku);
Ann Peterson and Edith Hale (Youth Awards).
- JOAN NABORS, a Salt Lake storyteller, will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at 240 S. Main. She will recite African-American tales and myths. Nabors has performed at various festivals and libraries locally.
Julie Ravinsky will also give a vocal presentation.
For information call 942-1715.
- RICHARD EYRE will be at Frost's Books in Foothill Village at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, to discuss his book, "Utah in the Year 2000." He will talk about how the book came about and field questions from the audience.
- A BOOKS AND AUTHORS FAIR is slated from 1 to 5 p.m. next Sunday, May 5, in the J. Willard Marriott Library on the University of Utah campus. Thousands of new and used books will be on sale. There will also be food, music and authors on hand.
- TONY HILLERMAN, author of best-selling mysteries about Navajo detectives, has received the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master of Crime Fiction prize.
Hillerman, who lives in Albuquerque, said he is going to France, where he'll be on book tour and will receive an award at a literary festival May 17. He said the French prize is for his collected works published in France. Hillerman won an Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America in 1974 for his book "Dance Hall of the Dead." - Associated Press
- SPANISH POET Gabriel Celaya has died in a Madrid hospital after a long illness. He was 80.
Born in the Basque country and a former Communist Party militant, Celaya's best-known works were the collections "Cantos Iberos" and "La Soledad Cerrada" (Enclosed Solitude).
In 1977 he abandoned politics and took refuge in poetry. "If once it was a political weapon, now it helps me to live, to bear death, to await it without fear," he said at the time.
In 1986 he was awarded Spain's National Prize for Letters. - Reuter News Service
- SEAN O'FAOLAIN, a writer acclaimed for his finely crafted short stories and novels exploring the aspirations of Irish nationalists, has died at age 91 in Dublin.
A youthful revolutionary, O'Faolain became a sharp critic of censorship and what he saw as the narrowness of independent Ireland.
His works included "Midsummer Night Madness" (1932), "An Irish Journey" (1940), "Newman's Way" (1952), "The Talking Trees" (1970) and several volumes of collected short stories in the 1970s and early 1980s. - Associated Press