Creative Writing at The New School

Writing at The New School alumni and faculty have had another incredible year of publication. By our preliminary count, 36 MFA and Riggio: Writing & Democracy alumni and students published 39 books with publishing houses big and small, including full-length poetry collections, novels and novellas, short story collections, books for young adult and middle-grade readers, as well as anthologies and critical studies. Additionally, 11 faculty members in our graduate and undergraduate programs published new books this year. Even more impressively, many of these books have been included in numerous "Best Books of 2014" lists from critics at the New York Times, NPR, Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and many more. We will continue to add to this list as we hear of more publications, but for now we are proud to share the list:


MFA Alumni

Lisa Marie Basile (’12), Apocryphal, Noctuary Press

Christopher Beha (’06), Arts & Entertainments, Ecco

Mark Bibbins (’98), They Don’t Kill You Because They’re Hungry, They Kill You Because They’re Full, Copper Canyon Press

Selene Castrovilla (’06), Melt, Last Syllable Books

Christine Chia (’15), Separation: A History, Ethos Books

Kitsy Clare aka Catherine Stine (’03), Model Position, Inkspell Publishing

Julia Cohen (’08), I Was Not Born, Noemi Press

Amy Ewing (’12), The Jewel, HarperTeen

DuEwa Frazier ('11), Deanne in the Middle, Lit Noire Publishing

Lisa Graff (’06), Absolutely Almost, Penguin Young Readers Group

Brian Gresko (’09), When I First Held You: 22 Critically Acclaimed Writers Talk About the Triumphs, Challenges, and Transformative Experience of Fatherhood, Penguin Group

Errol Hall (’01), Divided Loyalty, Trafford Publishing

Anne Heltzel as Avery Hastings (’08), Feuds, St. Martin’s Press

Mira Jacob (’03), The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing, Random House

Adam Klein (’09), The Medicine Burns and Tiny Ladies, Dzanc Books rEprint Series

Winston Len (’12), House of Secrets: A Bletchley Park Novella and Hack: MoscowAmazon

Sara Lippmann (’02), Doll Palace, Dock Street Press

Gianmarc Manzione (’04), Pin Action: Small-Time Gangsters, High-Stakes Gambling, and the Teenage Hustler Who Became a Bowling Champion, Pegasus Books

Justin Marks (’04), You’re Going to Miss Me When You’re Bored, Barrelhouse Books

Patricia McCormick (’99), I Am Malala, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Roberto Montes (’13), I Don’t Know Do You, Ampersand Books

Danielle Pafunda (’02 ), The Dead Girls Speak in Unison, Coconut Books

Christopher Pastore (’03), Between Land and Sea: The Atlantic Coast and the Transformation of New England, Harvard University Press

Allison Power (Editor) (’11), New York School Painters & Poets: Neon in Daylight, Rizzoli

David Pratt (’01), Looking After Joey, Wilde City Press

Greg Santos (’09), Rabbit Punch!, DC Books

Samantha Schnee (Translator) (’05), Texas: The Great Theft by Carmen Boullosa, Deep Vellum Publishing

Rebecca Serle (’09), Famous in Love, Poppy/Little Brown; The Edge of Falling, Simon Pulse

Soraya Shalforoosh (’99), This Version of Earth, Barrow Street Press

Paige Taggart (’08), Or Replica, Brooklyn Arts Press; Want for Lion; Trembling Pillow Press

Justin Taylor (’07), Flings, Harper

Amira Thoron (’04), For My Father: Poems, Pleasure Boat Studio

Andrew James Weatherhead (’13), Cats and Dogs, Scrambler Books

Rachel Zolf (’11), Janey’s Arcadia, Coach House Books

Riggio: Writing & Democracy Alumni

Marisa Frasca (’12), Via Incanto: Poems from the Dark Room, Bordighera Press

Patrick Hipp (’12), All the World is Lost, Wheelhouse Books


Writing at The New School Faculty

Jeffery Renard Allen, Song of the Shank, Graywolf Press

Mark Bibbins, They Don’t Kill You Because They’re Hungry, They Kill You Because They’re Full, Copper Canyon Press

Elizabeth Gaffney, When the World Was Young, Random House

David Lehman, Best American Poetry 2014, Scribner

Greil Marcus, The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs, Yale University Press

Ariel Schrag, Adam, Mariner Books

Susan Shapiro, The Bosnia List, Penguin

Darcey Steinke, Sister Golden Hair, Tin House Books

Rene Steinke, Friendswood, Riverhead

Lynne Tillman, What Would Lynne Tillman Do?, Red Lemonade

Tiphanie Yanique, Land of Love & Drowning, Riverhead

About The Author

Founded in Greenwich Village in 1931, Creative Writing at The New School continues to promote, engender, and shape innovative literature.