Poetry Society of America named Writing Program alumni Justin Boening ('11 SOA) and Cherry Pickman ('10 SOA) as recipients of 2012 Chapbook Fellowships. Each year four renowned poets select fellows to publish a chapbook by emerging poets who have not yet published a full-length volume of work.more
Former faculty Raymond Kennedy's novel Ride a Cockhorse was reissued by The New York Review of Books' Classic series in June 2012. Originally published in 1991, the novel tells the story of a mild-mannered female loan officer run voraciously amok.more
Writing professor Richard Howard was named one of the three winners of this year's French-American Foundation and Florence Gould Foundation’s 25th Annual Translation Prize, which recognizes superior English translations of French works published in 2011. Howard won for his translation of When the World Spoke French by Marc Fumaroli.
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.more
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 more
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.more
Columbia University School of the Arts Writing Program faculty members Margo Jefferson and Sam Lipsyte will participate in the opening reading of the First Person Plural Reading Series, presented by the FPP Harlem Collective on March 5.