Marlon James’ “A Brief History of Seven Killings” earned him a spot on the shortlist. Photo by Jeffrey Skemp

From 130 to six, the shortlist is out for the $50,000 St. Francis College Literary Prize, one of the richest literary awards in the United States. Authors on the 2015 shortlist are: Paul Beatty, “The Sellout “ (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux) Maud Casey, “The Man Who Walked Away “ (Bloomsbury USA) Stuart Dybek, “Paper Lantern” (Farrar, Straus, Giroux) David Gilbert, “& Sons “(Random Read More →


New Recruiting Class Critical to Terriers’ Present/Future Success It’s been two months since the men’s basketball team at St. Francis College saw its final prayer for an NCAA Tournament berth go unanswered. Senior Lowell Ulmer’s desperation half-court heave at the Pope Center hung up in the air for what seemed like an eternity after bounding Read More →


Brooklyn BookBeat: ‘Oscar Wao’ Author Draws Overflow Crowd to St. Francis College Junot Díaz fans spilled out onto Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights Thursday evening, eager to hear the Pulitzer Prize-winning author speak about his work at a St. Francis College event. While the fortunate ones packed the school’s Founders Hall, Díaz generously treated the crowd Read More →


‘Being Human in the Face of Inhumanity’ Is Theme of St. Francis College Event St. Francis College, continuing a strong interfaith educational tradition, welcomes Rabbi Joseph Potasnik and Cantor Shira Lissek for its annual Yom HaShoah commemoration on Thursday, April 16, at 11:10am in the College’s Founders Hall. Also called Holocaust Remembrance Day in English, Read More →