McCarthy award which is named after famous novelist Mary McCarthy who
taught at Bard College for a year, is given in acknowledgement of
engagement in the public sphere by an intellectual, artist, or writer.
Some other notable recipients of the award are Margaret Atwood (the
author of The Handmaid’s Tale), Zadie Smith, Mona Simpson, and Susan
Mary McCarthy Prize in short fiction includes a $2,000 cash award,
publication of a collection of short stories or novella and a standard