Sari Baum receives 2017 Gumbert Award in Creative Writing

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

University of Evansville senior Sari Baum is this year’s recipient of the Gumbert Award in Creative Writing. The award was established at UE to “recognize outstanding artistic excellence or achievement” in the arts.

It is based on merit alone, and the University’s Department of Creative Writing as a whole chooses each year’s winner. This process of nominating recipients - based on the quality of their creative work itself - means that her writing has made a strong impression on her professors.

In her sophomore year, Baum placed first in The Virginia Lowell Grabill Awards for Creative Nonfiction, and in 2016 she was named runner-up of the prestigious Norton Writer’s Prize for her essay Bánat is Hungarian for Grief.

Baum is one of the editors in chief of The Evansville Review, and after graduation she hopes to continue her studies in graduate school.

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