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Alumnus Jakob Guanzon '17 Publishes 'Abundance'
March 31, 2021

Associate Professor Gary Shteyngart also called Abundance "A searing and truthful portrait of American life full of beauty, honesty and unexpected grace.

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Soon After First Light: Sam Lipsyte
March 24, 2021

Soon After First Light is a series where we talk craft, process, and pandemic with Columbia's accomplished writing professors.

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Creative Writing Lecture Series Welcomes Author Namwali Serpell
March 19, 2021

Serpell’s lecture, entitled “Beyond Empathy,” both points to and expands upon the thoughts she expressed in her 2019 essay “The Banality of Empathy,” which was published in The New York Review of Books.

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Alumnus Avner Landes '10 Publishes 'Meiselman: The Lean Years' with Tortoise Books
March 18, 2021

Lipsyte added to the praise, saying, "Meiselman: The Lean Years is a triumph of comic escalation, as well as a rich, witty exploration of the major elements of life, including family, community, love, work, ambition, faith, and ritual, not to mention the unforgettable power-hitting of the legendary Frank Thomas, AKA 'The Big Hurt.

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Danielle Evans (CC ‘04) Shortlisted for the 2021 Joyce Carol Oates Prize
March 16, 2021

The finalists will participate in a live event, called "Meet the Finalists," on March 30, 2021 at 5 pm PT and 8 pm ET.

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Alumna Forsyth Harmon '13 Publishes Debut Novel, 'Justine'
March 15, 2021

According to The Chicago Review of Books, "Harmon's evocative prose and drawings put the reader right back into the tension of that age, flush with all those tricky feelings.

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Soon After First Light: Ben Marcus
March 11, 2021

What is a typical workday like for you when you’re in the middle of a project?    Ben Marcus: Well, it’s really varied over the years.

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Alumnus Brysen Boyd '20 Named Inaugural Writing Fellow on HBO's 'Succession'
March 10, 2021

While HBO has offered writing fellowships in the past through HBOAccess, participants in that program spent their time developing, and eventually presenting, a script suitable for HBO under the mentorship of HBO creative executives.

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This Is Who We Are: Deborah Paredez
March 8, 2021

“So,” Paredez continues, “I look at, for example, my relationship with my mom and Rita Moreno performing as Anita in the film West Side Story.

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