Writing Roundup: Week of May 30, 2018

May 31, 2018

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

 

Harrison Hill '18

The Los Angeles Review of Books published Alumnus Hill's essay, "There Will Always Be More 'Angels,'" about a new oral history on the Broadway revival of Tony Kushner's play, Angels in America: "So many books about the theater derive their power from the sentimental idea that the best productions and performances remain in the past, beyond the reach of the present-day reader."

 

Lori Soderlind '97

Alumna Soderlind has been selected as the director of Manhattanville College’s MFA program, where she will organize and offer workshops for the college's 2018 Summer Writers’ Week.

 

Leah Bhabha '18

Alumna Bhabha's article about the up-and-coming dining scene in Cambridge, Mass. was featured in Vogue: "Over the last ten years, though, the Cambridge dining scene has shed its fusty tweeds for a cosmopolitan look and taste."

 

Daphne Palasi Andreades (Current student)

Andreades received a full scholarship to attend the 2018 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. She was also awarded the 2018 Henfield Prize by Columbia.

 

Antoinette Bumekpor '18

Alumna Bumekpor gave a Tedx Columbia University talk titled, "Death by Chocolate Cyst: If My Illness Had a Voice." The talk can be viewed on YouTube.

 

Malcolm Hansen '14

Alumnus Hansen’s debut novel, They Come in All Colors, was released on May 29. His book has been reviewed by Kirkus and Library Journal in a starred review.

 

Susan Bernofsky (Faculty)

Bernofsky, director of the Literary Translation program, has been shortlisted for the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize for her translation of Yoko Tawada’s Memoirs of a Polar Bear.

 

Madhu H. Kaza (Faculty)

Adjunct professor Kaza is featured in an interview with The Rumpus about her anthology, Kitchen Table Translation, which highlights marginalized voices.

 

Nina Sharma '16

Alumna Sharma's essay, "Brief History of Beauty" was featured in the Spring/Summer 2018 issue of Women's Studies Quarterly: "I wore a low-cut dress from a vintage shop to junior prom. I loved myself in it."