Writing

Clarence Coo '10, a School of the Arts Theatre Program alumnus and current Manager of Academic Administration for the Writing Program, has received a Whiting Award, one of the most prestigious awards for emerging writers, for his work as a playwright.
Deadline reported that The Windfall, the forthcoming debut novel by Writing Program alumna Diksha Basu ’14, has been optioned for television by Paramount TV and Anonymous Content.
  • Gregory Pardlo
Writing Program alumni Gregory Pardlo ‘16 and Karolina Waclawiak ‘10 have been announced as two of the judges of the 2017 National Book Awards. Pardlo, who won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, will judge in the Poetry category alongside poets Nick Flynn, Jane Mead, Richard Siken, and Monica Youn.
Over the past couple of weeks, Writing Program alumni, faculty, and current students have been busy publishing new work and, in the case of one alumnus, winning a PEN/Nora Magid Award for Editing. Read more in our biweekly roundup of news about Columbia writers.
Periodically, we’ll be spotlighting various student organizations within Columbia’s School of the Arts. For this edition, we spoke with the Interdisciplinary Arts Council (IAC), a group that advocates on behalf of the entire School of the Arts body, provides funding, and hosts events with the aim of bringing students from different disciplines together.
 
Victor LaValle, an associate professor in the Writing Program, has
Several Writing Program affiliates have been named finalists for the 2017 L.A. Times Book Prizes.
Boom! Studios, a publisher of comics and graphic novels, announced that Victor LaValle ‘98, an alumna and faculty member of the Writing Program, will write a new monthly comic series, Destroyer.
Periodically, we’ll be spotlighting various student organizations within Columbia’s graduate Writing Program. For this edition, we spoke with CA/T, a group that enables students in the Writing Program to teach writing classes in local high schools, at Columbia, and beyond.
 
Over the past couple of weeks, School of the Arts alumni, faculty, and current students have been busy publishing stories, poems, essays and, in the case of one adjunct faculty member, a new book. Read more in our biweekly roundup of news about Columbia writers.

Jenessa Abrams, current student
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