2016 Lawrence Sanders Award a Success

We were honored to host author, Tim O'Brien, at our university as he received the 2016 Lawrence Sanders Award in Fiction. Thank you to Barnes & Noble, The Betsy Hotel, FIU catering, and the Lawrence Sanders Foundation, for helping us put together an unforgettable evening.

The Archie Award

The Archie Award


Setup for the Reception

Welcome Reception

Welcome Reception

Before the conversation

Before the conversation

Les Standiford

Les Standiford, Program Director, presents event

Vice Provost, Steve Moll

Vice Provost, Steve Moll, presents award

Award presentation

Presentation of award

Accepting award

Acceptance of Award

O'Brien reading

Tim O'Brien reads


Tim O'Brien

O'Brien Standiford conversation

Les Standiford speaks with Tim O'Brien

O'Brien with Chazz Chitwood, MFA

MFA, Chazz Chitwood, has his book signed

O'Brien with Jessica Dealing, MFA

MFA, Jessica Dealing, has her book signed

O'Brien with TC Jones, MFA

MFA, TC Jones, has his book signed

Flags Our alma mater