Leslie Leyland Fields Wins Wilberforce Award

MFA faculty member Leslie Leyland FieldsĀ  recently received one of the Humane Society’s 2011 Genesis Awards, which pay tribute to major news and entertainment media for producing outstanding works that raise public awareness of animal issues. Leslie’s article “A Feast Fit for the King,” published last fall in Christianity Today, won the William Wilberforce Award, honoring journalistic excellence in animal protection issues–specifically in faith-based publications. Congratulations, Leslie!

Leslie attended the Hollywood award ceremony in March, along with other reputable writers, actors, and producers such as Leona Lewis, Betty White, Ed Asner, Terry Goulder (producer of the Oprah Winfrey Show), and Steve Lopez (Los Angeles Times columnist). To view her acceptance speech, click here.