Nonfiction writer and Narberth native Elizabeth Schambelan will be recognized with a 2019 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, according to a staff report from the Mainline Media News.
The award is given annually to six female writers who exhibit excellence and promise at the start of their careers. This year, the award has been increased to $40,000 each. Schambelan and other recipients will be presented with the award on September 12 in New York City.
Elizabeth Schambelan is currently working on a book of linked essays that cover subjects such as masculinity, fraternity culture, and feminism. Her work has proven to be provocative, riveting, and necessary.
“I’ve been working on this project, an investigation of the violence committed in the name of male privilege, since 2014,“ she said. “I’ve been writing not only about the violence itself, but also about the myths we use to reconcile ourselves to it, and about the denial and erasure that silences those who experience it.“
Several of Schambelan’s essays have been published in n+1. Her work has also been published in the Los Angeles Review of Books and Bookforum.
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