Writing Roundup: Week of July 31

August 1, 2017

Over the past couple of weeks, Writing Program students and alumni have been busy publishing new work. Read more in our biweekly roundup of news about Columbia writers.

Sarah Timmer Harvey
Current student Harvey’s translations from the Dutch of select poems from Marieke Lucas Rijneveld's collection Calf Caul were named a runner-up in the annual Close Approximations Translation Contest, which is held by the literary translation magazine Asymptote. The translations can be read on the magazine’s website. From “If It Happens to You”: “How do you go to bed when you have just run over a sheep? Trembling on the / edge of the bed your cold hands like raw steaks over your eyes, her hand / forms half an orange which presses heavily upon your knee, back and forth.”

Michael Juliani '16
Alumnus Juliani published an interview with Bonnie Huie, who translated Qiu Miaojin's Notes of a Crocodile, in the online literary journal The Conversant.

Anya Lewis-Meeks
Current student Lewis-Meeks’s “Keisha Goes to Harvard” was published by Panorama: “When Keisha wrote down Harvard University on the list her college counsellor gave her parents, it was because she knew that he would tell her that she wasn’t Ivy-league, straight-A, or high-class Harvard material.”

Alicia Meier '15
Writing Program alumna and School of the Arts staff member Meier’s translation from the Spanish of “The Orchids,” a short story by Margarita García Robayo, was published by Asymptote: “They’ve been here for more than a century: the windows, I mean. The windows, and the notion that life takes place from the inside out, and within a single frame.”

Abbigail Nguyen Rosewood '17
Alumna Rosewood’s debut novel, To Build a Shipwreck, was acquired by Europa Editions for publication in the US and the UK. The novel concerns a young woman’s migration from Vietnam to New York.

Nina Sharma '16
Alumna Sharma’s essay “Not Dead,” about the series The Walking Dead, was published on the website of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop: “The Korean American Glenn was the only character of Asian descent within the core group of survivors we follow in the nearly seven-year long run of The Walking Dead. Anger swelled among the show’s fans after Glenn’s death became one in a long line of characters of color to get the axe.”