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Alumnae Make 2020 Man Booker Shortlist
September 17, 2020

“It’s exciting to realize there are so many interesting female authors out there,” said judge Emily Wilson, “there are so many interesting non-white authors out there, giving us different glimpses of what the world is all about.

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Alumnus Jeff Elzinga '78 Releases Novel 'The Distance Between Stars'
September 17, 2020

Jeff Elzinga was born and raised in Wisconsin, where he returned as the writer-in-residence for a state arts program after receiving his MFA.

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Chris Molnar ’18 and Etan Nechin ’19 Publish 'Unpublishable,' Launch New Press
September 14, 2020

Molnar cited Adjunct Associate Professor Elissa Schappell as a huge source of support behind Archway Editions.

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Alumna Lisa Foad '20 Shortlisted for 2020 Writers' Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize
September 11, 2020

The winner of the 2020 Writers’ Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize will be announced on October 21, 2020 at the Digital Writers’ Trust Awards: Emerging Writers Edition.

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Aaron H. Aceves '20 Signs for Debut Novel Through Simon & Schuster
August 18, 2020

Aceves is a Mexican-American writer born and raised in East LA.

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Alumna Alexandra Kleeman '12 Wins 2020 Rome Prize
August 6, 2020

Kleeman is the author of Intimations, a short story collection, and the novel You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine, which was awarded the 2016 Bard Fiction Prize and was a New York Times Editor’s Choice.

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Alumna Diane Cook ’12 Longlisted for 2020 Man Booker Prize
July 30, 2020

Alumna Alexandra Kleeman ’12 also praised the book, saying, “Diane Cook upends old tropes of autonomy, survival, and civilization to reveal startling new life teeming beneath, giving a glimpse into the ways the world we think we know could come unstuck and come to life in the care of the women and girls of the future.

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Three Columbia Alumnae Named on Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize Long List
July 23, 2020

Of the twenty-seven titles selected for the Center for Fiction’s 2020 First Novel Prize’s long list, three were penned by Columbia alumnae: Conjure Women by Afia Atakora ’16, The Illness Lesson by Clare Beams ’06, and Temporary by Adjunct Assistant Professor Hilary Leichter ’12.

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'Nothing Can Hurt You' by Nicola Maye Goldberg '18 Published Last Month
July 13, 2020

Vogue published an excerpt of Nothing Can Hurt You in June as part of their "Fiction Friday" series.

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Alumnus Francisco González '19 Wins 2020 Gulf Coast Prize
July 10, 2020

Recent alumnus Francisco González ’19 won the prestigious 2020 Gulf Coast Prize for his short story “Clean Teen.

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