2012-13: ANDREW BORYGA, BA '13 candidate in English.
Andrew Boryga was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, a borough close to his heart and the setting of all his published fiction. He began writing at age 16, starting with feature pieces for local newspapers in the Bronx and eventually moving on to three consecutive summer internships with The New York Times where he published over twenty articles on topics ranging from local politics, the arts, hip-hop and one piece on a peacock escaping the Central Park Zoo. To date his fiction has been published in the Susquehanna Review, The North Central Review and The Cornell Daily Sun. His fiction is partly autobiographical and seeks to offer an unsentimental glimpse of life through the eyes of youth quickly coming of age in a complex, hostile and often neglected environment. His stories capture the ambivalence, absurd humor, casual violence and emotional turmoil of lives restricted by poverty and inner city rules and touches upon subjects such as sexuality, ethnicity, education, law enforcement and contradictory societal norms. andrewboryga.com
READING, CONVERSATION + AWARD PRESENTATION: THE NUMBERS by Andrew Boryga
April 25, 2013 -- 5:00PM -- Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
For his award presentation, Andrew will read from his short story, “The Numbers,” winner of the George Harmon Coxe Award from Cornell’s Creative Writing Program and published in the Susquehanna Review. Copies of the story will be distributed at the event, which will include a Q-and-A and a conversation with Helena Viramontes, professor of creative writing in the Department of English.
Cornell Chronicle - March 8, 2013 - Writer Andrew Boryga '13 earns Undergraduate Artist honor
Cornell Daily Sun - March 28, 2913 - Andrew Boryga ’13 Wins Award for His Writing; Says His Work Is Inspired by His Upbringing