Crescent City college briefs for April 20, 2016 _lowres

Photo provided by Loyola University New Orleans—Catherine Lacey

Catherine Lacey, a member of the Loyola University New Orleans Class of 2007, is a winner of the Whiting Award, given annually to 10 emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, drama and poetry. The award, which brings a $50,000 monetary gift to recipients, honors superior early accomplishment and the promise of great work to come.

Lacey, a Mississippi native, holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Loyola and an MFA from Columbia University. Her first novel, “Nobody Is Ever Missing,” was published in 2014 by Farrar, Strauss and Giroux. She was the recipient of a 2012 NYFA Artists’ Fellowship in Fiction Writing and was named a Granta New Voice in 2014. Her upcoming novel, “The End of Uncertainty,” and a currently untitled short story collection will be published by FSG. She is based in Brooklyn.