Columbia University School of the Arts congratulates all the Writing Program students whose work is featured in the 2012 Thesis Anthology.
The Anthology contains excerpts and samples of fiction, nonfiction and poetry written by the Columbia University School of the Arts Writing Program, Class of 2012. The book's design was conceived and coordinated by Matvei Yankelevich of Ugly Duckling Presse.
Faculty Stacey D'Erasmo was honored with the 2012 Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize, which is presented annually at the Lambda Literary Awards ceremony. The award, made possible by James Duggins, PhD, consists of two cash prizes of $5,000. The Lambda Literary Foundation nurtures, celebrates, and preserves LGBT literature through programs that honor excellence, promote visibility and encourage development of emerging writers.
Faculty Richard Ford's highly anticipated novel Canada was released in May 2012, and received high praise from Michiko Katutani of The New York Times, who described it as "a powerful new novel." USA Today hails Ford's writing as "heartbreaking," The Daily Beast calls Canada Ford's best novel in years and author
The New York Public Library named Fiction alumna Karen Russell ('06 SOA) as the winner of 2012 Young Lions Fiction Award for her debut novel, Swamplandia! The award includes a prize of $10,000, and is awarded to an American writer 35-years-old or younger for a published novel or a short story collection.
Faculty Heidi Julavits publishes her new novel The Vanishers from Doubleday Books, due out on March 13, 2012. The Vanishers is a wildly imaginative and emotionally intense novel about mothers, daughters and the psychic damage women can inflict on one another, chronicling the paranormal warfare between a young psychic and her mentor. This is Julavits' fourth novel.