Columbia University School of the Arts alumna and Writing Program adjunct faculty Karen Russell’s (’06SOA) much-anticipated debut novel, Swamplandia! (Knopf, 2011), was released February 1 to widespread acclaim.
Five Columbia University School of the Arts Writing Program faculty and alumni were chosen as The New Yorker magazine's '20 Under 40' fiction writers worth watching, representing one-quarter of the list.
Work by eight of the selected twenty writers will appear in the double fiction issue of the magazine that arrives on newsstands June 7. Work by the remaining twelve writers will be published in the magazine throughout the summer.
The New Yorker last published such a list in 1999.