Alumna Diane Cook ’12 Longlisted for 2020 Man Booker Prize

Alumna Diane Cook ’12 Longlisted for 2020 Man Booker Prize

July 30, 2020

The Booker judges described Cook's The New Wilderness as “wonderfully imagined and written… A tense future-shock novel that’s also a tender exploration of a mother-daughter relationship under extreme pressure.”

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Writing Alumnus Matthew van Meter '16 Releases Debut Book 'Deep Delta Justice'

Writing Alumnus Matthew van Meter '16 Releases Debut Book 'Deep Delta Justice'

July 30, 2020

The debut book by van Meter, is a nonfiction retelling of the critical court case in mid-20th century Louisiana that changed American law: Duncan v. Louisiana.

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Three Columbia Alumnae Named on Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize Long List

Three Columbia Alumnae Named on Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize Long List

July 23, 2020

Columbia alumnae, Afia Atakora ’16, Clare Beams ’06, and Adjunct Assistant Professor Hilary Leichter ’12, penned three of the twenty-seven titles selected.

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Alumna Kate Greene '20 Releases Debut Memoir 'Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars'

Alumna Kate Greene '20 Releases Debut Memoir 'Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars'

July 20, 2020

Greene's memoir is about her time living in the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS), a long-duration Mars exploration analog study run by the University of Hawaii and funded by NASA. There, Greene served as the mission’s second-in-command.

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'Nothing Can Hurt You' by Nicola Maye Goldberg '18 Published Last Month

'Nothing Can Hurt You' by Nicola Maye Goldberg '18 Published Last Month

July 13, 2020

Described as a “gothic Olive Kitteridge,” “Gone Girl for the new decade,” Nothing Can Hurt You has been praised for rejuvenating the thriller genre.

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'Slingshot' by Cyrée Jarelle Johnson ’19 Nominated for The Firecracker Award 2020

'Slingshot' by Cyrée Jarelle Johnson ’19 Nominated for The Firecracker Award 2020

June 30, 2020

Winner of the Lambda award for gay poetry, Slingshot has received much critical acclaim since its publication late last year.

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'Want' by Lynn Steger Strong out in July

'Want' by Lynn Steger Strong out in July

June 29, 2020

The novel headlined a Vulture review as “the summer book I couldn’t put down,” has joined multiple summer reading lists including the New York Times, LitHub, and Buzzfeed.

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Dorothea Lasky and Abigail Chabitnoy: What are you working on now?

Dorothea Lasky and Abigail Chabitnoy: What are you working on now?

June 25, 2020

Since 2018, Associate Professor of Writing Dorothea Lasky has invited a dazzling array of poets to the Lenfest Center for the Arts, including Ken Chen, CAConrad, Anaïs Duplan, Matthea Harvey, Douglas Kearney, Myung Mi Kim, Wayne Koestenbaum, Fred Mot

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Diksha Basu '14 Releases Second Novel, 'Destination Wedding'

Diksha Basu '14 Releases Second Novel, 'Destination Wedding'

June 24, 2020

Terry McMillan, author of It’s Not All Downhill From Here, calls Destination Wedding “[a] witty and romantic novel perfect for all readers.”

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