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Kristi DiLallo is a second-year nonfiction MFA student at Columbia. She also is the founder and editor of The Grief Diaries, an online literary magazine that launched in June and that has already published six issues. She spoke over e-mail about studying at Columbia and creating the magazine. How do you see the state of grief and the act of writing as connected with each other? more
Film Program Chairwoman and professor Maureen Ryan (’92) has been named a 2015-17 more
Four short films by Columbia alumni, all award winners, are featured in the newest season of the KQED program Film School Shorts. The number brings the total of Columbia films shown on the program to 13 in just three seasons; along with NYU's program, Columbia's is the most frequently represented film school in the series. more
Carol Becker, Dean of Faculty of Columbia University School of the Arts, announced the appointment of two acclaimed writers to the Faculty of the Arts: Hilton Als more
Several School of the Arts Writing Program alumni have published books recently or will publish this summer: Mia Alvar (’07), Jesse Ball (’04), Matthew Di Paoli (’08), Tania James (’06), more
New York native Matthew Di Paoli (’08) has published more than twenty short stories, as well as nonfiction pieces. more
Alexandra Kleeman (’12) will publish her first book, You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine (Harper), in August. A press release describes the novel as “a missing-person mystery told from the point of view of the missing person.” more
Jesse Ball (’04) has published a new novel. A Cure for Suicide (Pantheon) tells the story of a man restarting his life in a dystopian society, and slowly reclaiming his memories as he does so. more
  Several School of the Arts alumni have received honors for their films summer. more
Lisa Cholodenko ('97) and Frances McDormand on the set of Olive Kitteridge                      more
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