Essays from Notre Dame Magazine honored

by Son Nguyen

Two essays published in Notre Dame Magazine last year have been honored in the 2007 volumeThe Best American Essays,edited by David Foster Wallace and published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Letting Go of Godby Nancy Mairs from the summer 2006 issue, was named one of theNotable Essays of 2006.The essay explains Mairspersonal theology and her relationship with God.

Hot August Nightby Notre Dame Magazine editor Kerry Temple also was honored in the same category.The essay, from the winter 2006-07 issue, describes a rock concert and explores the meaning of music.A 1974 graduate of Notre Dame, Temple has been commended on six previous occasions fromThe Best American Essaysseries.

Notre Dame Magazine, available in print and online, is produced quarterly by the University.The magazine reports on University events, institutional information, campus developments and alumni activities.It also contains feature articles and essays that aim to educate and inform readers in ways that explore moral, spiritual and ethical themes as they relate to society and current events.

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