About: Lisa Apple C’09

Readers of “Disobedience” have been struck by the fact “that I was able to put myself in the shoes of someone who is aging,” says Apple, the 22-year-old winner of Drew’s 2009 Chris­to­pher Goin C’78 Memorial Prize in Writing. A philosophy major from Oreland, Pa., Apple plans to keep writing no matter what profession she chooses. That’s an excellent thing in the eyes of her thesis adviser, Assistant Pro­fessor of English Tiphanie Yanique: “She ranks at the top of any fiction students I’ve had anywhere.” Apple, now a Teach for America corps member in Wash­ington, D.C., also won Drew’s 2009 Academy of American Poets University and College Poetry Prize.

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