Columbia University School of the Arts is pleased to announce that Richard Ford, Emmanuel Roman and Barrie Sardoff Roman Professor of the Humanities and Professor of Writing, has won France's prestigious Femina prize for his book Canada.
On March 10, 2010, Deborah Eisenberg released the complete collection of her short stories, The Short Stories of Deborah Eisenberg (Picador). This collection contains her four previous books of stories she has written over the past twenty years: Transactions in a Foreign Currency (1986), Under the 82nd Airborne (1992), All Around Atlantis (1997), and Twilight of the Superheroes (2006).
Donald Antrim published his third novel, The Verificationist, in 2000 with Knopf. The story follows Tom and his fellow psychologists at the Krakower Institute for their biannual pancake supper, where Tom experiences an out of body experience after attempting to start a food fight. It was a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year, where Antrim was praised for his "cruelly cheerful inventiveness."
April 10th 1993, Donald Antrim released Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World through Vintage Press. The novel tells the story of Pete Robinson, a third grade teacher who decides he needs to run for mayor in small seaside town.The New Yorker called the book, "a dark, suburban fantasy . . .
This is Lucie Brock-Broido's first collection of poetry, released August 12th, 1988 by Knopf. The poems center around time, are vaguely autobiographical, and are sometimes based on actual historical or contemporary events.
Lucie Brock-Broido published her second collection of poems, The Master Letters, in April 1995. The book is based on several mysterious letters written by Emily Dickinson and addressed to 'Master.' Brock-Boido imagines a series of letters echoing devices found in Dickinson's own work.
On Janurary 9 2009, Stacey D'Erasmo published her third book, The Sky Below (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). The novel tells the story of Gabriel Collins, beginning with his father's abandonment when Gabriel was a child and traces his ambivalent search for wholeness through adolescence and into adulthood.