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Six Columbia Writers on the 2020 PEN Longlist
January 6, 2020

This year, six Columbia writers were included on the 2020 Pen America Literary Awards Longlist: Xuan Juliana Wang ’11, Professor Leslie Jamison, Ruchika Tomar ’12, Yvette Siegert '07, Virlana Maria Tkacz ’83 (Theatre) and Wanda Phipps ’83 (Barnard).

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Columbia Faculty and Alumni Make the Grade on NPR's Best Books List
December 20, 2019

Many Columbia alumni and faculty were among those recognized by NPR’s prestigious end of year list.

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So Many Notables, So Little Time: 'The New York Times' 2019 List of the Best
December 18, 2019

The School of the Arts is well represented on this years’ prestigious New York Times Notable Books of the Year list, which includes alumni and faculty members working across all genres, and ranges from veterans of the craft to a debut novelist.

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E.J. Koh Explores the Magical Language of Mothers and Daughters in New Book
December 13, 2019

The Magical Language of Others (Tin House Books), a memoir the Library Journal described as “a poignant transgenerational story of trauma in South Korea, Japan and America” is constructed around a series of letters E.

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Writers in Collaboration: Traveling the Critical Distance to Where Legacy Lives
December 4, 2019

Current student Raffi Wartanian, photo by Anastasia Italyanskaya.

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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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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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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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Alumnus Andrew Lewis '15 Set to Release Debut 'The Drowning of Money Island'
September 2, 2019

The Drowning of Money Island, the debut release from nonfiction alumnus Andrew Lewis '15, goes on sale October 1, 2019.

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