Creative Writing at The New School

As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Creative Writing MFA Program at The New School, we are proud to announce the list of 2016 alumni and faculty book publications. This year, 42 books have been published by alumni of the MFA in Creative Writing Program and 13 books have been published by Creative Writing faculty.

The list includes publications from the "Big Four" publishing houses, university presses, independent publishers, and alumni-founded small presses. All four genres of study offered by the MFA in Creative Writing Program are represented as well: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and writing for children and young adults.

Creative Writing at The New School will host its annual book party on Thursday, February 23 at 6:30pm in Wollman Hall, 65 W. 11th Street. RSVP to

Congratulations to all!

MFA in Creative Writing Alumni


Kate Angus ('09), So Late to the Party, Negative Capability Press

Liz Axelrod (’13), Go Ask Alice, Finishing Line Press

Marc Bojanowski (’03), Journeyman, Granta Books

Kalisha Buckhanon (’03), Solemn, St. Martin’s Press

Caela Carter (’12), My Life with the Liars, HarperCollins Publishers

Selene Castrovilla (’06) Signs of Life, Last Syllable Books

Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaiportra (’12), Shiny Broken Pieces,

Jennifer Close (’06), The Hopefuls, Alfred A. Knopf

Nick Comilla (’14), Candyass, Arsenal Pulp Press

Stephanie Danler (’14), Sweetbitter, Alfred A. Knopf

Thomas Gammarino (’05), King of the Worlds, Chin Music Press

Lee Matthew Goldberg (’06), The Mentor, Thomas Dunne Books/St.
Martin’s Press

Mark Gurarie (’11), Everybody’s Automat, The Operating System

Scott Alexander Hess (’09), Skyscraper, Lethe Press

Kathryn Holmes (’10), How It Feels to Fly, HarperTeen

Dan Hoy (’06), The Deathbed Editions, Octopus Books

Lauren Hunter (’09), Human Achievements, Birds, LLC

Martin Hyatt (’99), Beautiful Gravity, Antibookclub

Mila Jaroniec (’14), Plastic Vodka Bottle Sleepover, Split Lip Press

Christine Kanownik (’10), King of Pain, Monk Books

Steven Karl (’07), Sister, Noemi Press

Yorker Keith (’09), Remembrance of Blue Roses, BookBaby

Heidi R. Kling (’01), Not Okay, Cupid, Entangled Publishing

Alison Kinney (’03), Object Lessons: Hood, Bloomsbury

Amy Kurzweil (’13), Flying Couch, Black Balloon

Amy Lawless ('07), I Cry: The Desire to Be Rejected, Pioneer Works

Cynthia Manick (’07), Blue Hallelujahs, Black Lawrence Press

Morgan Matson (’07), The Unexpected Everything, Simon & Schuster
Books for Young Readers

Brooke Obie ('14), Book of Addis: Cradled Embers, For the People Press

Alexandra Oliva (’11), The Last One, Random House

Ali Power (’11), A Poem for Record Keepers, Argos Books

Helen Klein Ross (’03), What Was Mine, Simon and Schuster

Peter Selgin (’06), The Inventors, Hawthorne Books

Jade Sharma (’12), Problems, Emily Books

Matthew Thorburn (’01), Dear Almost, LSU Press

Siobhan Vivian (’06), The Last Boy and Girl in the World, Simon and
Schuster Books for Young Readers

Simone White (’06), Of Being Dispersed, Futurepoem Books

Michael Wilson ('08), A Child of Storm, Stalking Horse Press

Matthew Yeager (’05), Like That, Forklift Books

Creative Writing Faculty


Alice Cohen (’99), What I Thought I Knew and Other Plays, No Passport Press

Carol Goodman (’99), River Road, Touchstone

Ann Hood, The Book That Matters Most, W.W. Norton & Co.

Hettie Jones, Love, H: The Letters of Helene Dorn and Hettie Jones, Duke
University Press

Nancy Kelton, Finding Mr. Rightstein, Passager Books

James Lasdun, The Fall Guy, W.W. Norton & Co.

David Lehman, The Best American Poetry 2016, Scribner

Caron Levis (’08), Ida, Always, Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Robert Lopez (’99), Good People, Bellevue Literary Press

Dale Peck, Editor, The Soho Press Book of 80s Short Fiction, Soho Press

John Reed, Free Boat: Collected Lies and Love Poems, C&R Press

Laurie Sheck, The Island of the Mad, Counterpoint Press

Catherine Texier, Russian Lessons, Rawmeash Books

About The Author


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