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  • The Age of Discovery and Other Stories Wins MIAL Award in Fiction

    Apr 29, 2022

    The Age of Discovery and Other Stories has won the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award in Fiction

  • Southern Literary Festival, April 21-22, 2022

    Apr 29, 2022
  • Welty Symposium: October 21-23, Mississippi University for Women

    Oct 17, 2021

    Looking forward to the Eudora Welty Writer's Symposium!



    Sep 12, 2021

    “At its essence, this enjoyable collection explores how nothing is ever exactly as it seems.”—Booklist

    "Readers who enjoy the darkly absurd fiction of George Saunders or the bizarre set-ups of Aimee Bender should find a lot to appreciate in The Age of Discovery, a collection that, in its strangeness—or maybe because of its strangeness—allows us to discover a little bit more about ourselves." -- Southern Review of Books

    "Hagenston . . .  has masterfully created a work that is captivating and poignant and will leave readers thinking about the characters and their experiences long after the last page is turned"-- Clarion Ledger



  • BOOK LAUNCH on August 11 at Friendly City Books in Columbus, MS

    Aug 2, 2021
  • THE AGE OF DISCOVERY AND OTHER STORIES is the winner of the Journal's Non/Fiction Prize, forthcoming in 2021

    Jul 9, 2020

    The Non/Fiction Collection Prize is awarded annually to a book-length collection of short stories, essays, or a combination of the two.

  • Winner of the Gail B. Crump Prize in Experimental Fiction

    Jun 12, 2020

    "I Ate This When I Was a Child" appeared in the Summer 2020 issue of Pleiades.

  • Pushcart Prize XLIV

    Jun 19, 2019

    "Hi Ho Cherry-O," which was originally published in Witness, has been selected for Pushcart Prize XLIV. Read the story online. 

  • Distinguished Story of 2017

    Dec 19, 2018
    "In the Museum of Tense Moments," originally published in The Greensboro Review, cited as a Distinguished Story of 2017 in Best American Short Stories 2018
  • 2017 Calvino Prize Finalist

    Dec 18, 2018

    "The Celebrity," originally published in Memorious, named as a finalist for the 2017 Calvino Prize. Read the story online.