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Public Library Of Brookline Recognizes High School Student With Creative Writing Award

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Library Director Amanda Hirst is pleased to share that Brookline High School student Pascal Srinivasan has been awarded the Edith Pearlman Creative Writing Award.

Srinivasan, who just completed his first year in the Alternative Choices for Education (ACE) program at BHS, was awarded the Pearlman Prize for his exemplary creative writing ability at the school’s annual awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 02, 2023

Srinivasan is described as a close and supportive reader of his classmates’ work and is willing to share his dilemmas and suggestions about writing.

BHS faculty member Brendan O’Connell spoke of Srinivasan’s collaborative orientation toward the writing process which allowed him to write, “a compelling short story, a fun personal narrative, and multiple snappy poems that engage readers with rhyme and symbolism.”

The Pearlman Prize was established in 2016 in honor of Edith Pearlman, an acclaimed fiction and travel writer and a beloved longtime resident of Brookline. Pearlman, who passed away last New Year’s Eve, was once described as “our greatest living short story writer” by the Boston Globe, demonstrating the impact her work had on the residents of Brookline and beyond.

The award is presented annually to a student who has demonstrated exceptional ability and achievement in the area of creative writing.

“Pascal is a brilliant young writer,” said Hirst. “To be awarded the Pearlman Prize is a testament to Pascal’s hard work and dedication and this honor is well-deserved.”