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Two alumni of the Writing Program, Erika Luckert ’16 and Diana Khoi Nguyen ’12, have been announced as winners of the 2017 Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Contest, which is put on jointly by the 92nd Street Y (92Y) and
  Over the past couple of weeks, Writing Program alumni, faculty, and students have been busy publishing new work and, in the case of one affiliate, winning an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award. Read more in our biweekly roundup of news about Columbia writers.
School of the Arts faculty members Hilton Als, Associate Professor of Writing, and Lynn Nottage, Associate Professor of Theatre, have been awarded 2017 Pulitzer Prizes in Criticism and Drama, respectively.  
Six School of the Arts alumni have once again received Guggenheim Fellowships this year: Gregory Pardlo ‘16 and Claudia Rankine '93 in Poetry; Brian Seibert '05 in Dance Studies; Antonio Méndez Esparza '08 in Film/Video; Rogelio Martinez '96 in Drama & Performance Art; and
Two School of the Arts faculty members, Paul Beatty and Lynn Nottage, and an alumnus, Ayad Akhtar ’02, are among the recipients of the
Writing Program associate professor Susan Bernofsky’s translation of Yoko Tawada’s novel Memoirs of a Polar Bear has been longlisted for the Best Translated Book Award.
Graywolf Press has published Afterland, the debut poetry collection by alumna Mai Der Vang ’14.
  Writing Program alumna Claudia Rankine ’93 has been awarded the 2016 Rebekah Johnson
  Back in January, shortly before Donald J.
Writing Program alumna Crystal Hana Kim ‘14 has won a 2017 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers.
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