Lucie Brock-Broido's poem, 'Noctuary,' was published in The New Yorker on April 15, 2013.
Lucie Brock-Broido received her B.A. and her M.A. from Johns Hopkins University, and her M.F.A. from Columbia University. Her books of poetry include Trouble in Mind (Alfred A. Knopf, 2004), recipient of the Massachusetts Book Award; The Master Letters (1995); and A Hunger (1988).more
The graduate Writing Program at Columbia University School of the Arts is pleased to announce the inaugural Stalking the Essay Conference, to be held Saturday, April 6th, from 10 AM to 6 PM. The conference, organized by Nonfiction Concentration Director Phillip Lopate, is free and open to the public. With this symposium, the Writing Program aims to encircle the practices, theories and possibilities of the essay form by bringing together those who love it.more
Stories by Writing faculty Gary Shteyngart and writer Etgar Keret will be read at Symphony Space for Selected Shorts on April 17, at 7:30 PM.
Strange situations, kooky misunderstandings, the world turned around and upside down and just the way it is. Stay tuned for some hilarity when these friends and fellow comic writers team up.more
On March 13th, Faculty Richard Ford, author of the Pulitzer winning Independence Day and the new, acclaimed novel Canada will be featured on Selected Shorts at Symphony Space. He has selected one of Program Chair Binnie Kirshenbaum's stories to be read along with his own.more
Writing Program Alum Karen Russell's (SOA '06) second collection of short stories, Vampires in the Lemon Grove, was released by Knopf today.
Russell's debut novel, Swamplandia!, (Knopf 2011) a bildungsroman about family and grief yoked with swamp fable, was a Pulitzer finalist last year and was named one of the ten best books of the year by the New York Times.more
Join Writing faculty Sam Lipsyte, Phillip Lopate and Rivka Galchen ('06 SOA), as well as Kurt Andersen, Steve Earle, Chuck Klosterman, Philip Gourevitch, Robert Sullivan, Stew, Joseph O'Neill, Ben Katchor, Meghan O'Rourke, Deborah Baker and more at Littlefield venue for a night of literary readings to celebrate the history and future of Red Hook.more
Columbia University School of the Arts Writing Program alumnus Dinaw Mengestu (’05) has received a prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Mengestu, a native of Ethiopia, explores the world of the African diaspora in America in his novels and nonfiction writings. The MacArthur Fellowship is a $500,000 grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.more
Nonfiction writer and Columbia University School of the Arts alumna Kim Tingley ('09 SOA) will receive a 2012 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, given annually to six women writers who demonstrate excellence and promise in the early stages of their careers. Celebrating its 18th year, the Rona Jaffe Awards have helped many women build successful writing careers by offering encouragement and financial support at a critical time.more