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Alumna Afia Atakora '16 Conjures The South Through the Healing Arts
December 2, 2019

For alumna Afia Atakora ’16, the 9-month “fever dream” that birthed her novel Conjure Women, written for her master thesis, is now going to be published in the US by Penguin Books.

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‘Alta California' by Alumnus Nick Neely '14 Released this Month
November 18, 2019

Alta California: From San Diego to San Francisco, A Journey on Foot to Rediscover the Golden State, written by poetry alumnus Nick Neely ’14, was published this month by Counterpoint Press.

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'Pour One Out' by Alumnus Chris Vola ’10 Released Last Month
November 14, 2019

Pour One Out: Cocktail Odes to TV's Most Dearly Departed, written by fiction alumnus Chris Vola ’10, was published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins, last month.

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Alumna Meghan Daum '96 Addresses the State of Our Disunion in 'The Problem with Everything'
November 9, 2019

Reflexive political correctness, the often toxic fallout from social media, progressive enforcers of “proper” thinking, the cult of “weaponized victimhood,” are some of the topics social critic and personal essayist alumna Meghan Daum ’96 focuses on in her recently released The Problem with Everything.

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Professor Lara Vapnyar Solves an Unfinished Equation with Laughter and Angst in Latest Book
October 24, 2019

“Witty and honest and unflinchingly unsentimental,” is the verdict of the Kirkus Reviews of Adjunct Assistant Professor Lara Vapnyar's book, Divide Me By Zero, published October 15.

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Alumna Meaghan Winter '10 Forecasts Political Change in New Book
October 16, 2019

“A timely, urgent call for political engagement,” declared the Kirkus Review about All Politics is Local: Why Progressives Must Fight for the States, by alumna Meaghan Winter ’10.

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Lis Harris Bridges Troubled Waters in Her New Book About Jerusalem
October 9, 2019

In a work that was 10 years in the making, Professor of Professional Practice and future Writing Chair Lis Harris’ exhaustive and sensitive reporting in her new book In Jerusalem: Three Generations of an Israeli Family and a Palestinian Family manages to humanize a deeply polarizing and volatile conflict.

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Leslie Jamison Opens Cabinets of Wonder in 'Make it Scream, Make it Burn'
October 9, 2019

From the mystique and fate of an outlier blue whale; to the civil war photography of Matthew Brady; to the spooky appeal of a computer game that allows users to create virtual selves; to the museum of broken relationships in Croatia, Leslie Jamison’s new essay collection, Make It Scream, Make It Burn, is, as NPR called it “[a] heady hybrid of journalism, memoir and criticism.

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Timothy Donnelly Gives Voice to The Problem of the Many in His Much-Anticipated Poetry Collection
September 25, 2019

Hailed by Publisher’s Weekly as one of the most anticipated books of the season, The Problem of the Many, professor Timothy Donnelly’s third poetry collection, was praised in a starred review for its “[i]mpressive … articulation and range of insights…,” its “contemporary and capacious scope,” and “wild imaginings.

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Diksha Basu '14 Publishes Novel The Windfall
July 3, 2017

Alumna Diksha Basu ‘14 has already had a big year.

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