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Houston Writer Daniel Peña Wins Literary Prize for Small Presses

The Pushcart Prize is one of the most prestigious literary prizes given to small presses and authors published by them. And, this year, a Pushcart landed close to home when Daniel Peña won for his short story Safe Home, originally published in 2015. Peña is an assistant professor of English at University of Houston-Downtown. Producer Paige Phelps […]

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaThe Pushcart Prize is one of the most prestigious literary prizes given to small presses and authors published by them.

And, this year, a Pushcart landed close to home when Daniel Peña won for his short story Safe Home, originally published in 2015. Peña is an assistant professor of English at University of Houston-Downtown.

Producer Paige Phelps spoke to him about the award, the life of a writer and what drew him to his dangerous plot.

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