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'Junk' by Ayad Akhtar ’02 Winner of the 2018 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History
February 22, 2018

  Columbia University and Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith announced today that Junk by Ayad Akhtar ’02 is the 2018 winner of the Edward M.

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Tesia Walker '15 Named Fox Writers Lab Participant
February 22, 2018

21st Century Fox Inclusion revealed the 2018 participants for the prestigious Fox Writers Lab and alumna Tesia Walker ’15 is among them.

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Larysa Kondracki '01 (GS) to Direct Mini-Series, 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'
February 21, 2018

Alumna Larysa Kondracki '01 will direct three episodes of the much anticipated TV mini-series Picnic at Hanging Rock, which ​will premiere in May 2018.

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Alumni Premiere TV Movie, 'Zombies'
February 21, 2018

The television movie, Zombies, written and co-produced by alumni Joseph Raso '04 and David Light '02, premiered on the Disney Channel on February 16th, 2018.

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Bestselling Book by Hillary Jordan '04 Now an Oscar-nominated Film
February 20, 2018

Hillary Jordan ’04 never expected to see her internationally bestselling book—which started as her thesis at Columbia—become a movie that now has a slew of Oscar nods.

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Allison Janae Hamilton ‘17 in First Solo Exhibit at MASS MoCA
February 19, 2018

Alumna Allison Janae Hamilton ‘17 is in her first solo exhibit, Pitch, at at The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), which opens on March 25th, 2018.

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Katherine Faw '10 Publishes Second Novel 'Ultraluminous' to Much Acclaim
February 19, 2018

Katherine Faw ’10 has published her second novel, Ultraluminous, to high praise from The New Yorker, Brooklyn Rail, Publishers Weekly and other outlets.

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Antonio Mendez Esparza ‘08 Nominated for Two Independent Spirit Awards
February 19, 2018

UPDATE: Life and Nothing More, written & directed by Antonio Méndez Esparza '08, will open the Film Comment Selects series at the Film Society of Lincoln Center this month.

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'Usual Girls' by Ming Peiffer ‘16 and Tyne Rafaeli '14 at Roundabout Underground
February 19, 2018

  Roundabout Theatre Company will launch its 12th season of Roundabout Underground with the world premiere of Usual Girls, written by alumna Ming Peiffer '16 and directed by alumna Tyne Rafaeli '14.

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'First Love', Written by Professor Charles Mee and Directed by Kim Weild ‘07, Plays at the Cherry Lane Theatre
February 19, 2018

  First Love, written by Theatre Professor Charles Mee will run at the Cherry Lane Theatre from June 7th through July 8th.

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