'The School for Good Mothers' by Jessamine Chan '12 Out Now with Simon & Schuster

'The School for Good Mothers' by Jessamine Chan '12 Out Now with Simon & Schuster

January 12, 2022

In The School for Good Mothers, struggling mom Frida Liu finds herself a candidate for a Big Brother-like institution that measures the success or failure of a mother’s devotion.

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Wes Enzinna Wins 2021 Richard J. Margolis Award

Wes Enzinna Wins 2021 Richard J. Margolis Award

January 11, 2022

Wes Enzinna is a contributing editor at Harper’s and a visiting professor in Columbia University’s Nonfiction MFA Program.

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Debut Novel by Kayla Maiuri '16 Available for Preorder from Riverhead Books

Debut Novel by Kayla Maiuri '16 Available for Preorder from Riverhead Books

January 11, 2022

Kayla Maiuri holds an MFA in fiction writing from Columbia University. Born in the Greater Boston area, she now lives in Brooklyn. 

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Poetry Student Madeleine Cravens Wins First Place in Narrative’s Annual Poetry Contest

Poetry Student Madeleine Cravens Wins First Place in Narrative’s Annual Poetry Contest

January 5, 2022

Madeleine Cravens, a second-year student in the Poetry concentration, was recently awarded first place in Narrative’s annual poetry contest for her submission of five poems.

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Finishing Line Press Publishes ‘Just Another Jack: The Private Lives of Nursery Rhymes’ by Michele Herman '85

Finishing Line Press Publishes ‘Just Another Jack: The Private Lives of Nursery Rhymes’ by Michele Herman '85

December 27, 2021

Through the lives of eight familiar nursery-rhyme characters, Herman delves into themes of adolescent lust, overprotective parents, dementia, gender confusion, and more.

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Two-Book Deal with Ecco for Professor Hilary Leichter

Two-Book Deal with Ecco for Professor Hilary Leichter

December 22, 2021

Leichter will follow her acclaimed debut, Temporary (Coffee House Press, 2020) with two new novels slated for release in 2023 and 2024, respectively. 

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'Impastoral' by Brandan Griffin '19 Available for Pre-Order

'Impastoral' by Brandan Griffin '19 Available for Pre-Order

December 21, 2021

Impastoral, Griffin's first book, won the Omnidawn Open Book Contest, selected by Brian Teare and is set for released in April 2022.

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Grove Atlantic to Publish ‘Tides’ by Alumna Sara Freeman ‘13

Grove Atlantic to Publish ‘Tides’ by Alumna Sara Freeman ‘13

December 21, 2021

Freeman’s debut novel follows Mara, who after a devastating loss flees her family and ends up in a wealthy seaside town. Struck by grief, Mara spends her days searching for food and her nights swimming in the ocean.

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Columbia Faculty Longlisted for the 2022 PEN America Literary Awards

Columbia Faculty Longlisted for the 2022 PEN America Literary Awards

December 20, 2021

Assistant Professor Rivka Galchen ’06, Adjunct Assistant Professor Jeremy Tiang, and Adjunct Assistant Professor Katrine Øgaard Jensen ’17 have been longlisted for the 2022 PEN America Literary Awards.

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Alumni Spotlight: Jakob Guanzon '19

Alumni Spotlight: Jakob Guanzon '19

December 17, 2021

Jakob Guanzon is the author of Abundance, which was longlisted for the 2021 National Book Award. His writing has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize, and appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Split Lip Magazine, Breakwater Review, and elsewhere.

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