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.more
Columbia University School of the Arts is pleased to announce that Timothy Donnelly, Associate Professor of Writing, has won the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for his book The Cloud Corporation (Wave, Picador). The annual award, offered through the Claremont Graduate University, is one of the most prestigious prizes a contemporary poet can receive.
Writing faculty Ben Marcus' most recent novel, The Flame Alphabet, will be released by Knopf on January 17. It is the story of an epidemic that sweeps the country, making the sound of children's voices lethal.more
Writing Alumni and Faculty Featured in 2011 Best American Collections
Two Nonfiction Alums published in Best American Essays 2011:
Rachel Riederer (’11 SOA) "Patient"
Bridget Potter (’11 SOA) "Lucky Girl"
Edited by Edwidge Danticat
Nicholas Dirks, Columbia University’s Executive Vice President for Arts and Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Carol Becker, Dean of Columbia University School of the Arts, announced today the appointment of novelist Richard Ford as the soon-to-be-established Emmanuel Roman and Barrie Sardoff Roman Professor of the Humanities and Professor of Writing at Columbia University. Ford will teach in the MFA Writing Program at Columbia University School of the Arts.more
Columbia University School of the Arts Writing Program professor Margo Jefferson was interviewed recently for The Days of Yore. Jefferson, an alumna of the Columbia Journalism School, is a cultural critic whose writing has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, New York Magazine and Vogue. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1995, and more recently gained critical acclaim for her 2006 book, On Michael Jackson.more
Writing Faculty Jonathan Dee, Timothy Donnelly, Deborah Eisenberg, Sam Lipsyte, Phillip Lopate, Richard Locke, Sigrid Nunez, Darcy Steinke, Mark Strand, Justin Taylor, and Writing alumna Tina Chang give readings and participate in discussions at The Brooklyn Book Festival.