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

Current student Raffi Wartanian, photo by Anastasia Italyanskaya.

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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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‘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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‘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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Richard Ford Wins Prestigious Hadada Award from ‘The Paris Review’
November 13, 2019

One of America’s leading authors, Professor Richard Ford has been awarded the prestigious Hadada Award for lifetime achievement from The Paris Review, joining the distinguished ranks of winners as Joan Didion, William Styron, Norman Mailer, and Philip Roth.

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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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Poetry Alumna Isabella DeSendi '17 Winner of 2019 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship
October 25, 2019

Poetry Alumna Isabella DeSendi '17 was recently announced as a winner of the 2019 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowships.

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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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Alumnus Cyrèe Jarelle Johnson ‘19 Loads ‘Slingshot’ With Beauty and Aims High
October 22, 2019

“Fierce, sometimes chaotic” wrote Stephanie Burt of The New York Times about Slingshot, a poetry collection by alumnus Cyrèe Jarelle Johnson ’19, out from Nightboat Books.

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