Creative Writing at The New School

2019 book publications by MFA Creative Writing alumni.

The New School Creative Writing Program is proud to announce its list of 2019 alumni and faculty book publications. This year, 26 books have been published by alumni of the MFA in Creative Writing Program and 10 books have been published by faculty of the MFA in Creative Writing Program.

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.

Every year, the Creative Writing Program celebrates these authors with its annual book party. The 2019 authors will be celebrated on February 19, 2020, 6 PM, The New School, Theresa Lang Center

Congratulations to all! *If you published a book this year or know of a fellow MFA alumni who published a book, please let us know by emailing writingprogram@newschool.edu and we will add you to this list.


MFA Program Alumni

Kacen Callender ’14, Queen of the Conquered, Hachette

Sona Charaipotra ’12, Symptoms of a Heartbreak, Imprint

Charlotte Nicole Davis ’16, The Good Luck Girls, Tor Teen 

Gabriel Don '13, Living Without Skin, Fly By Night Press

Eileen Dunbar '11, Single Track, IngramSpark

Ben Fama '15, Deathwish, Newest York

Kristina Forest ’16, I Wanna Be Where Your Are, Roaring Book Press

DuEwa Frazier, '11, Alice's Musical Debut, Lit Noire Publishing Children

Lee Matthew Goldberg ’06, The Desire Card, Fahrenheit Press

Gina Marie Guadagnino ’10, The Parting Glass, Atria Books

Ellen Hagan ’03 and Renee Watson (BA ’09), Watch Us Rise, Bloomsbury USA

Robert Haller ’15, Another Life, Blackstone Publishing 

Corey Ann Haydu ’12, Eventown, Katherine Tegen Books

Scott Hess ’09, The River Runs Red, Lethe Press

Megin Jiménez ‘04, Mongrel Tongue, 1913 Press

Daniel W.K. Lee ’06, Anatomy of Want, Rebel Satori Press

Amanda Joy,  A River of Royal Blood, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Alcy Levya '18, A Midnight Clear, and And Then There Were Dragons, Black Spot Books.

Anna Meriano, Love Sugar Magic, Walden Pond Press

Allison Moorer ’17, Blood: A Memoir, Da Capo Press 

Jessie Paddock ’17, The Crush Necklace, Scholastic

Polly Rosenwaike, ’09, Look How Happy I’m Making You, Doubleday 

Laura Silverman ’15, You Asked For Perfect, Sourcebooks Fire, and It’s a Whole Spiel, Knopf Books for Young Readers

Aditi Sriram ’13, Beyond the Boulevards: A Short Biography of Pondicherry, Aleph Book Company 

Catherine Stine ’03, Pictures of Dorianna, Konjur Road Press

Marco Rafalá ’06, How Fires End, Little A

David Leo Rice ‘19, Angel House, Kerpunkt Press

Matthew Thorburn ’04, The Grace of Distance, Louisiana University Press

Masha Tupitsyn ’19, Picture Cycle, Semiotext(e)


Riggio Honors Program: Writing & Democracy Alumni

2019 book publications by Riggio: Writing & Democracy program alumni.

Christopher Shade ’09, The Good Mother of Marseilles, Paloma Press 

Marisa Frasca ‘09, Wild Fennel: Poems and Other Stories, Bordighera Press

Ted Kerr, OnCurating Issue 42: What You Don’t Know About AIDS Could Fill A Museum, OnCurating


Creative Writing Faculty

2019 book publications by Creative Writing faculty.

Star Black, The Popular Vote, Saturnalia

Elaine Equi, The Intangibles, Coffee House Press 

Mira Jacob, Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations, One World

James Lasdun, Afternoon of A Faun, W. W. Norton 

Suzannah Lessard, The Absent Hand: Reimagining Our American Landscape,
Counterpoint Press

Caron Levis, Mama’s Work Shoes, Abrams Books for Young Readers 

Robert Polito, Manny Farber: Paintings and Writings, H & B

John Reed, A Drama In Time: The New School Century, Profile Editions

Jill Santopolo, More Than Words, G.P. Putnam’s Sons 

Susan Shapiro, Barbie, Assouline

Darcey Steinke, Flash Count Diary: Menopause and the Vindication of Natural Life, Sarah Crichton Books

Brenda Wineapple, The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation, Random House

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