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Unruly Catholic Women Writers, co-edited by Notre Dame's Dr. DelRosso, Named Award Finalist

March 14, 2014

Jeana DelRosso, Ph.D., of Notre Dame’s English faculty, along with her two co-editors, has been named a finalist in the 2013 Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards in the Anthologies category for their book, Unruly Catholic Women Writers: Creative Responses to Catholicism.

Unruly Catholic Women Writers features a collection of short stories, poems, personal essays, and drama in which the contributors describe women’s struggles with Catholicism and contemporary understandings of women’s relationships to their faith. In the recent issue of Universitas, the magazine of NDMU, Dr. DelRosso said these unruly Catholic women writers can often be found “mixing things up a little, creating some difficulties in a good way.”

“I think [Unruly Catholic Women Writers] speaks to a lot of the issues that those of us who were raised Catholic and who have also come to some sort of feminism in our lives struggle with,” she said.

Foreword Reviews is the only review magazine solely dedicated to discovering new indie books. Each year, Foreword shines a light on a small group of indie authors and publishers whose groundbreaking work stands out from the crowd.

Over the next two months, a panel of over 100 librarians and booksellers will determine the winners of these prestigious awards. A celebration of the winners will take place during the American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas in June.