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Writing Program Alumna and Faculty Mia Alvar Awarded 2016 Kafka Prize
November 2, 2016

Writing Program alumna and adjunct professor Mia Alvar ’07 was awarded the 2016 Kafka Prize for her debut story collection In the Country (Knopf).

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Writing Roundup: October 31, 2016
October 31, 2016

Over the past couple of weeks School of the Arts students, alumni, faculty, and staff have been busy at work publishing stories and poems, giving talks – and, in the case of one beloved Writing Program Professor, becoming the first American to win the Man Booker Prize.

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Student Group Spotlight: Our Word
October 29, 2016

Periodically, we’ll be spotlighting various student organization within Columbia’s graduate Writing Program.

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Professor Paul Beatty Wins 2016 Man Booker Prize
October 25, 2016

School of the Arts Writing Program Associate Professor Paul Beatty’s novel The Sellout has won the 2016 Man Booker Prize.

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Claudia Rankine ’93 to Found Racial Imaginary Institute
October 25, 2016

Claudia Rankine ’93 has announced plans to found what she calls a “Racial Imaginary Institute” using the money from her MacArthur “genius grant,” which she received earlier this year.

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Writing Alumna Affinity Konar Publishes Novel to Strong Reviews
October 21, 2016

Writing alumna Affinity Konar ’08 has published her second novel, Mischling, to strong reviews.

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Writing Alumna Alexandra Kleeman ’12 Publishes Second Book to Strong Reviews
October 4, 2016

Writing program alumna Alexandra Kleeman ’12 has published her second book, a short story collection entitled Intimations (HarperCollins), to strong critical reviews.

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Richard Ford wins Princess of Asturias Award for Literature
June 16, 2016

Professor Richard Ford, has been awarded the 2016 Princess of Asturias award for literature.

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Emma Cline's Debut Novel Published to Much Acclaim
June 11, 2016

Emma Cline’s ’13 much-anticipated debut novel, The Girls, has been published to great acclaim.

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Timothy Donnelly Receives Lenfest Teaching Award
April 20, 2016

Associate professor and Writing Program Chair Timothy Donnelly ’98 received the 2016 Lenfest Teaching Award, given to eight Columbia teachers from across unique disciplines.

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