Columbia University School of the Arts Writing Program Assistant Professor Gary Shteyngart is the first American ever to win the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction, for his novel Super Sad True Love Story.
Columbia University School of the Arts Writing Program alumna Kerri Majors' ('04SOA) young adult journal YARN has been awarded one of four Innovations in Reading Prizes from the National Book Foundation.
Columbia University School of the Arts Writing Program professors and alumni have occupied a premiere place in recent issues of The New Yorker, which have featured short stories by Fiction professors Donald Antrim,Sam Lipsyte, and Ben Marcus; essays by Fiction Professor Gary Shteyngart, and Fiction alumna Kiran Desai (’99SOA); and a feature article by Fiction alumna and Adjunct Professor Rivka Galchen (’06SOA).
Columbia University School of the Arts Writing Program Profesor Michael Scammell was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in late April. He is one of seven Columbia University professors to be selected this year, and one of 212 new fellows total, including 16 foreign honorary members. They will be inducted at a ceremony on October 1 at the academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.
Columbia University School of the Arts is very proud that Richard Locke, Professor of Writing and head of the Creative Nonfiction concentration will be awarded the Presidential Teaching Award at this year's University Commencement. Established in 1996, the presidential awards honor the best of Columbia's teachers for the influence they have on the development of their students and their part in maintaining the University's longstanding reputation for educational excellence.