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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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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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Richard Ford to Receive Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction
June 3, 2019

Professor Richard Ford, author of Independence Day, the first novel to win both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award, will receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction during the 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival on August 31, 2019.

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Alumni Awarded College Television Award and Daytime Emmy Nominations
March 27, 2019

Film alumni have recently been awarded high television accolades.

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'Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation,' New Book by Professor Brenda Wineapple Out in May
March 22, 2019

Professor Brenda Wineapple's essay, The First President Ever to Be Impeached, is the cover story in the spring issue of The American Scholar.

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'Green Book' by Writing Alumnus Peter Farrelly '86 Wins Three Golden Globes
January 8, 2019

At the 76th Golden Globe Awards, two films by Alumni were nominated, Green Book, directed and co-written by writing alumnus Peter Farrelly '86 and Ralph Breaks the Internet co-directed and co-written by film alumnus Phil Johnston '04.

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Current Student Lily Blacksell to Publish Poetry Pamphlet with ignitionpress
February 20, 2018

  UPDATE: ignitionpress has published Lily Blacksell's debut poetry chapbook, There's No Such Thing, on sale here.

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'The Changeling' by Victor Lavalle '98 Among Best Books of the Year
December 28, 2017

The Changeling, the latest novel by writing faculty member and alumnus Victor LaValle '98, is featured in "top books of the year" lists of major publications.

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Brian McAuley ‘13 Premieres Film on VOD Platforms
December 22, 2017

Dismissed, written by alumnus Brian McAuley '13, premiered on VOD platforms on November 21st.

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