Creative Writing at The New School

2020 book publications by MFA Creative Writing alumni.

The New School Creative Writing Program is proud to announce its list of 2020 alumni and faculty book publications. This year, 24 books have been published by alumni of the MFA in Creative Writing Program, 1 book has been published by alumni of the Continuing Education Program, and 6 books have been published by faculty of the 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 at the Theresa Lang Center, but due to the social restrictions of COVID 19 we were unable to celebrate in person this year.

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

Kerri Arsenault, ’15 Milltown: Reckoning with What Remains, Macmillan 

Christopher Beha, '05, The Index of Self-Destructive Acts, Tin House

Kacen Callender ’14, Felix Ever After, Balzer + Bray, King of the Rising, Hachette, King and the Dragonflies, Scholastic

Shanna Compton ’02, Creature Sounds Fade, Black Lawrence Press 

Kristina Forest, ‘11, Now That I’ve Found You, Roaring Brook Press 

Jessica Gross ’18, Hysteria, Unnamed Press 

Stephan Lee ’18, K-Pop Confidential, Scholastic 

Douglas A. Martin (‘01), Wolf, Nightboat Books 

David Rice, (’19), A Room in Dodge City Vol. 2, Alternating Current

Polly Rosenwaike (‘09), Look How Happy I’m Making You, Anchor/Penguin Random House

Greg Santos ‘09, Ghost Face, DC Books 

Catherine Stine ’03, Witch of the Wild Beast, Konjur Road Press

Eve Turow-Paul ’13, Hungry: Avocado Toast, Instagram Influencers, and Our Search
for Connection and Meaning
, Benbella Books

Crissy Van Meter ’11, Creatures, Workman Publishing

Sarah Gerard, ‘12, True Love, Harper Collins

Jessie Paddock, ‘17, Swimming With Dolphins, Scholastic

Gina Myers, ‘05, Some of the Times, Barrelhouse

Andrew Cotto, ‘08, Black Irish Blues, Black Rose Writing

Carly Sachs, ‘03, Delphi Series Vol 8 (Descendents of Eve), Blue Lyra Press

Micah Zevin, ‘14, Metal, Heavy, Olena Jennings 

Linda Kleinbub,’14,  SilverTongued Devil Anthology, Pink Trees Press

Stephanie Danler, ‘13, Stray: a Memoir, Knopf


Creative Writing Faculty

2020 book publications by Creative Writing faculty.

Mark Bibbins (MFA, '99), 13th Balloon, Copper Canyon Press

Caron Levis, This Way, Charlie, Abrams Books for Young Readers

Honor Moore, Our Revolution: A Mother and Daughter at Midcentury, W.W. Norton

Stephen Wright, Processed Cheese, Little, Brown and Company

Laura Cronk (MFA, '03), Ghost Hour, Persea

Sigrid Nunez, What Are You Going Through, Riverhead Press

About The Author

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