Malia Collins, an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at College of Western Idaho, was named Idaho Writer in Residence by the Idaho Commission on the Arts.
“Collins writes splendid prose full of warmth and vivid imagery," said a panel of judges who reviewed her work.
According to a press release from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, Idaho’s Writer in Residence is the highest literary recognition accorded an Idaho writer and those selected embody preeminent quality in the literary field, complemented by the ability to deliver compelling readings.
Collins joins literary luminaries such as Diane Raptosh (2013), Brady Udall (2010), Anthony Doerr (2007), and Kim Barnes (2004). She will receive $10,000 and serve a two-year term, beginning July 1.