Creative Writing at The New School

The Creative Writing Program is proud to announce the list of 2017 alumni and faculty book publications. This year, 39 books have been published by alumni of the MFA in Creative Writing Program and 15 books have been published by Creative Writing faculty members.

The list includes publications from the "Big Four" publishing houses, university presses, and independent publishers. All four genres of study offered by the MFA in Creative Writing Program are represented: 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 22, 2018 at 6:30pm in Wollman Hall, 65 W. 11th Street. RSVP to

Congratulations to all!

2017 Creative Writing Alumni Books

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Laura Leigh Abby ’13, 2Brides 2Be: A Same-Sex Guide for the Modern Bride, Rare Bird Books

Ahmad Al-Ashqar ’17, Advances in Embroidery: Poems, with Translations from Mahmoud DarwishPoets & Traitors Press

Amanda J. Bradley ’11, Queen Kong, NYQ Books  

Caela Carter, Forever, or a Long, Long Time, HarperCollins

Selene Castrovilla, ’04, Luna Rising, Last Syllable Books, and Revolutionary Rogues: John André and Benedict Arnold, Calkins Creek

Sharon Cole (Erin Vans) ’15, Duplicity and Duress, BookBaby

Kris D’Agostino ’06, The Antiques: A Novel, Scribner

Brooke Ellsworth ’13, Serenade, Octopus Books

Siobhan Fallon ’00, The Confusion of Languages, G.P. Putnam's Sons

John Findura ’06, Submerged, Five Oaks Press

Anna Fishbeyn ’04, The Matrimonial Flirtations of Emma Kaulfield, Arcade Publishing

Gary L. Ford Jr. ’06, Constance Baker Motley: One Woman’s Fight for Civil Rights and Equal Justice Under Law, University of Alabama Press

Sarah Gerard ’12, Sunshine State, HarperCollins

Alyson Gerber ’12, Braced, Arthur A. Levine Books

Lee Matthew Goldberg ’06, The Mentor, St. Martin’s Press

Caitlin Elizabeth Harper ’11, It Will Set You Free, CreateSpace Independent Publishing

Corey Ann Haydu ’12, The Careful Undressing of Love, Penguin Young Readers Group

Jenny Han ’05, Always and Forever, Laura Jean, Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers

Jeff T. Johnson ’11, Trouble Songs: A Musicological Poetics, Punctum Books

Yorker Keith ’09, The Other La Bohéme, BookBaby

Amy Lawless ’07, Broadax, Octopus Books

Suzanne LaFleur, Threads of Blue, Wendy Lamb Books, and Beautiful Blue WorldYearling

Celeste Lim ’15, The Crystal Ribbon, Scholastic Press

David S. Levinson ’01, Tell Me How This Ends Well, Crown/Archetype

Sarah Moriarty ’03, North Haven, Amazon Publishing

Deirdra McAfee ’04, co-editor, Lock and Load: Armed Fiction, University of New Mexico Press

Lisa Preziosi 07, The Ice Maiden's Tale, Xist Publishing 

Jon Raymond ’02, Freebird, Graywolf Press

Russell Ricard ’06, The Truth about Goodbye, Wise Ink Creative Publishing

Joy Rhoades ’05, The Woolgrower’s Companion, Penguin Australia

Anthony Roberts ’16, Pigtown, Red Dashboard LLC

Jessica Siskin ’16, Treat Yourself!, Workman Publishing Company, Inc.

Laura Silverman ’15, Girl Out of Water, Sourcebooks Fire

Nicole Steinberg ’06, Glass Actress, Furniture Press Book

Mary G. Thompson ’12, Flicker and Mist, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Andrew Weatherhead ’12, Todd, Monster House Press

Catherine Woodard ’10, Opening the Mouth of the Dead, Lone Goose Press


2017 Creative Writing Faculty Books

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Patricia Carlin, Second Nature, Marsh Hawk Press

Robert Dunn, Savage Joy, Coral Press

Miranda Field, Imaginary Royalty, Four Way Books

John Freeman, Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation, Penguin Books; Maps, Copper Canyon Press; and, as editor, Freeman's: The Future of New Writing

Ann Hood, Morningstar: Growing Up With Books, Norton, W.W. & Company, Inc.

Katie Kitamura, A Separation, Penguin

David Lehman, Poems in the Manner Of, and as series editor, Best American Poetry 2017, Scribner

Caron Levis, May I Have A Word?, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

Robert Lopez ’99, All Back Full, Dzanc Books

Patrick McGrath, The Wardrobe Mistress, Hutchinson

Benjamin Taylor, The Hue and Cry at Our House: A Year Remembered, Penguin

Val Vinokur (translator), Isaac Babel: The Essential Fictions, Northwestern University Press 

About The Author

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