Master of Fine Arts alumna published by Grove Press Black Cat

FIU Master of the Fine Arts alumna Patricia Engel’s first book, Vida a collection of linked stories — has just been published by Grove Press Black Cat.

Engel’s stories have been published in the Atlantic, StoryQuarterly, Harpur Palate, and Quarterly West. She has received numerous awards including the Boston Review Fiction Prize and a Florida Artist Fellowship in Literature.

Vida, which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, is a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection. Engel received her M.F.A. from FIU in 2007.

Engel will be part of the Creative Writing programs alumni reading on Sunday, Sept. 19 at Books and Books, Coral Gables and will also have separate Books and Books reading on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Books and Books.

A list of the book tour appearances can be found on her website.