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Meg Matich ’15 Translates Icelandic Modernist Ásta Sigurðardóttir 

Writing alumna Meg Matich ’15 has translated Ásta Sigurðardóttir's Nothing To Be Rescued (Nordisk Books, 2023), introducing her stories to English-speaking readers for the first time.

Nimisha Misra arrived in New York from India to achieve her goal of becoming a global filmmaker. Columbia is helping her achieve that dream.

Every spring, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference & Bookfair is the must-attend destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers of contemporary creative writing. This year, a host of Columbia writers, alumni, and faculty will be stealing the show as the conference takes over Kansas City, Missouri. 

The 35th GLAAD Media Award nominations have been announced, honoring works which feature the talents of many Columbia filmmakers and theatre artists.

Visual Arts alumna Jacqueline Silberbush '19 has published a book of photos, What Shod I be!!!!? with Dashwood Books. The book, which is an extension of her ongoing photographic series by the same title, follows the lived experiences of a young woman’s life from the moment of her birth to that of her child’s. 

Writing alumni Jane Marchant ’18 (GS ’15), Meg Matich ’15, and Mary South ’14, are three among thirty-five writers who have been awarded National Endowment of the Arts Fellowships.

Invasive Species, written & directed by Film student Annie Ning and produced by Film student Aisha Amin, just screened at Slamdance Film Festival last week, in the Narrative Shorts program.

Film student Emily Everhard just won the 2024 Sundance x Sloan Episodic Fellowship for her TV pilot, Tektite, and accepted the award at the Sundance festival last week.

Professor David Henry Hwang is leading the creation of Billion Dollar Whale, a new television series; and nearly all the members of the show's producing and writing teams are Columbia alumni.


First-year Theatre Management and Producing student Melissa d'Arabian is working as a co-lead producer of White Rose: The Musical, a new production currently running off-Broadway at Theatre Row. 

Last December, Professor of Film and Media Studies Richard Peña reflected on his career by selecting six influential films to screen in a three-day festival at The Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room in Columbia University School of the Arts's Lenfest Center for the Arts.

Assistant Professor AnochaSuwichakornpong has received a 2024 Creative Capital Award for her film in development, FICTION.

The Sundance Institute recently announced its selections for the acclaimed Screenwriting Lab and Screenwriters Intensive, and several School of the Arts filmmakers were selected to participate in the two opportunities.

How To Become Stupid, a poetry chapbook by Peter Patapis ’20, has been published by Bottlecap Press. 

Several School of the Arts alumni and faculty will feature in this year’s Whitney Biennial, Even Better Than the Real Thing, which opens on March 20, 2024.

This Is Who We Are is a series featuring Columbia School of the Arts’ professors, covering careers, pedagogy, and art-making. Here, we talk with Professor Brian Kulick about theatre as a gamble, perseverance, and why the director should be the most patient person in the room.

Alum So Young Shelly Yo ’18 discusses their journey as an artist and creator.

In a unique collaboration between programs and disciplines, Theatre alum Alle Mims '23 and Film alum Wes Goodrich '23 came together to produce Mims thesis production, A Soviet Film on Negro Life in America as Told by Langston Hughes and Others—and their collaboration has continued beyond graduation. 

Ways and Means, a debut novel by writing alumnus Daniel Lefferts '19, was published by Abrams Books in February 2024.

From February 3, 2024 until August 18, 2024, Professor Sarah Sze’s new, site-specific works will be on view in a solo exhibition at Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas.

SFFILM and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation recently announced the recipients of their annual grants, the Sloan Science in Cinema Filmmaker Fellowships, and the Sloan Stories of Science Development Fund. Five talented individuals, including current Film student Katherine Burns and Film alum Vivienne Shaw '23, have been chosen to receive these prestigious grants to aid in the development of their feature length narrative cinematic projects.

Film alum Jonathan Van Tulleken '10 has co-executive produced the first two episodes Shōgun, a newseries set to premiere on FX on February 27, 2024. Van Tulleken also directed two episodes of the first season.

Writing alumniAshley Nelson Levy ’12 and Adam Z. Levy ’12  met on their first day in the Fiction program at the School of the Arts. The two would later marry and, in 2015, found Transit Books, a nonprofit indie press dedicated to publishing works in translation and international literature.

Directing student Camille Hamadé has been awarded the BAFTA-Yugo Short Film Commissioning Grant, which provides a cash award to support further development of a short film project.

Carlie Hoffman '16 has been awarded a 2024 National Jewish Book Award for her poetry collection When There Was Light (Four Way Books, 2023). 

Writing alumna Tracy K. Smith ’97 recently published To Free the Captives, a new memoir, with Knopf. 

Sony Pictures Classics and Stage 6 Films have announced the official release date of We Grown Now, a coming-of-age film executive produced by Professor of Professional Practice James Schamus.

Miami's Rubell Museum and Miami New Drama have partnered up to present The Museum Plays, a series of six new plays running from February through March at the Rubell Museum. The series is co-directed by Theatre alumni Michel Hausmann ’14 and Tatiana Pandiani ’16.

Visual Arts alumna Cecilia Caldiera ‘23 has unveiled her new solo exhibition, Our House, at Subtitled NYC.

The winners of the 67th annual Obie Awards were recently announced, with several notable Columbia theatre artists on the list.

Bicheng Liang ’21 and Yixuan Shao ’21, the artistic duo that comprises Alchemyverse, met in the Visual Arts + Sound Art Program at the School of the Arts.

From March 8 until April 20, 2024, the prestigious Rachel Uffner Gallery in Manhattan’s Lower East Side will present Plan B, the second solo exhibition by Visual Arts Alumna Susan Chen ’20.

Writing alumna Meg Matich ’15 has translated Ásta Sigurðardóttir's Nothing To Be Rescued (Nordisk Books, 2023), introducing her stories to English-speaking readers for the first time.

The 74th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival came to a close last weekend, and two films by School of the Arts filmmakers won big at the festival.

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