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Alumna's Novel Being Transformed into Amazon Series
Last summer, author and NC State alumna Therese Fowler added a new title to her resume: TV producer. After being invited to Savannah, Georgia, for the filming of a new Amazon Studios pilot, Fowler watched as Christina Ricci and a cast of supporting actors played out scenes inspired by Fowler’s latest book, “Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald.” Amazon has since ordered a full season of “Z: The Beginning of Everything,” a bio-series based on Fowler’s 2013 New York Times bestseller.
Poet’s First Book of Verse Wins Prize
NC State MFA alumna Noel Crook has achieved what once felt like an unattainable dream: She is a published, prize-winning poet. Crook won the Crab Orchard Review First Book Award, a national prize providing up-and-coming poets with the opportunity to publish their first book. Crook (MFA, 2008) gave her $2,500 prize money to NC State to support the MFA program, telling the university’s development office there wouldn’t be a book without John Balaban, her mentor and NC State’s poet in residence.
Distinguished Alumna Vivian Howard Finds Recipe for Success
Chef, restaurateur, and TV star Vivian Howard can now add Distinguished Alumna to her long list of achievements.
Arielle Delisle Has Found Her Voice in Phoenix
Arielle DeLisle is a lot like most of the alumni featured in Red and White for Life’s Wolfpack Nation series in that she lives far away from North Carolina. But in a way, the voice-over specialist and voice actor still lives in Raleigh by way of Phoenix, Ariz. “You hear me all the time,” says DeLisle. “I do all those Planet Fitness commercials.” DeLisle owns Arielle Audio, her production company where she does voice work for radio commercials and video games. She records audio books and narrates e-learning commercials.