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We mourn the loss of JOHN HOLLANDER (1929-2013), distinguished poet and critic. John served on Raritan's editorial board since its founding in 1981, and his wisdom and generous spirit will be much missed.


The editors are delighted to offer congratulations to...

  • JOHN KINSELLA, whose latest book of poems, Jam Tree Gully, has won two Australian poetry prizes: the 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Poetry and the Queensland Literary Award for Poetry. Poems from Jam Tree Gully appeared in the Summer 2011 issue of Raritan.
  • ADINA HOFFMAN, winner of a 2013 Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prize for nonfiction. She is the author of House of Windows: Portraits from a Jerusalem Neighborhood and My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poet’s Life in the Palestinian Century. She is also the author, with Peter Cole, of Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza. She appeared most recently in Raritan in the Spring 2012 issue with “Imagining the Real.”
  • VICTORIA NELSON, whose latest book, Gothika: Vampire Heroes, Human Gods, and the New Supernatural (Harvard University Press), won the Association of American Publishers 2012 Prize for Excellence in Prose. Nelson has published both fiction and nonfiction in Raritan, including, most recently, “Main Train Station” (Summer 2011), a short story with art by Deborah Barrett
  • MARINA WARNER, winner of a 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights (Harvard University Press). Warner’s most recent essay in Raritan was “Freud’s Couch: A Case History,” in the Fall 2012 issue.

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-- Max Fraser (Winter 2016)