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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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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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Current Student Meg Richardson Translates ‘When You Kant Figure It Out, Ask A Philosopher’
December 12, 2019

A Dear Abby for those who like their life questions answered on a higher plane, French educator Marie Roberts’ new book, When You Kant Figure It Out, Ask a Philosopher: Timeless Wisdom for Modern Dilemmas, translated by current writing student Meg Richardson, offers perspective on the conundrums and prosaic dilemmas of daily life through the philosophy of major figures.

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‘The Wife’s Lament’ Translates into Fellowship for Alumna Gnaomi Siemens
November 20, 2019

Alumna Gnaomi Siemens '18 was recently awarded an ALTA Travel Fellowship given every year to a select group of emerging translators.

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Writers in Collaboration: When Words Become Dance
October 10, 2019

Writers in Collaboration is a bi-weekly series covering writers involved in two art mediums and/or working with other artists.

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After a 50-year Career Professor Edith Grossman is Awarded the 2019 Ottaway Award
September 24, 2019

Adjunct Professor Edith Grossman who has brought the English-speaking world the words of Miguel de Cervantes, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mario Vargas Llosa, among many others, was recently awarded the 2019 Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature.

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Alumna Casey Plett ‘12 Wins 2019 Firecracker Award, Alumni and Faculty Among Finalists
June 8, 2019

The 2019 Firecracker Award for fiction was awarded last week to alumna Casey Plett ‘12 for her novel Little Fish, published by Arsenal Pulp Press.

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Interview with David Henry Hwang: International Play Reading Festival
May 14, 2019

Organized by Dean Carol Becker and David Henry Hwang, the second annual Columbia University School of the Arts International Play Reading Festival will present readings of three plays by living international playwrights that were not originally written in English alongside conversations with the playwrights and translators.

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Three Faculty Members Named 2019-2020 Cullman Center Fellows
May 1, 2019

Writing professors Susan Bernofsky, Ben Marcus, and current adjunct Mitchell S.

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