Creative Writing at The New School

Writing at The New School will host its 2nd Annual Alumni & Faculty Book Party on Thursday, February 26, at The New School.

This year the MFA in Creative Writing Program and the Riggio Honors Program: Writing & Democracy celebrate 48 alumni book publications (by 43 alumni and counting) for publishing year 2014. The list—which includes novels, short story collections, poetry collections, books for young adults, middle-grade readers and children, as well as memoirs and general nonfiction—reflects the Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Writing for Children concentrations the program offers. The event also celebrates book publications by 14 esteemed faculty members. (See the full list below!)

Writing Program director Luis Jaramillo will host, and all alumni, faculty, and current students are invited to attend. The event will also feature invited guests from the world of creative writing and publishing.

Alumni & Faculty Book Party
Thursday, February 26, 6:30pm
Theresa Lang Center, 55 W. 13th Street, 2nd floor
Open to all MFA & Riggio alumni, students, & faculty


2014 Alumni and Faculty Publications

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

Coe Booth (’06), Kinda Like Brothers, Scholastic Press

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

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

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

B.C. Edwards (’08), From the Standard Cyclopedia of Recipes, Black Lawrence Press

Amy Ewing (’12), The Jewel, HarperTeen

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

Lisa Graff (’06), Absolutely Almost, Philomel-Penguin Books

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

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

Jenny Han (’06), To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Simon & Schuster for Young Readers

Corey Ann Haydu (’12), Life By Committee, Katherine Tegen Books

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

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: Moscow, Amazon

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

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

Jacqueline Resnick (as Jacqueline Green) (’07), Secrets and Lies, Poppy Books

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

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

Julie Sternberg (’09), Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake, Amulet Books; Friendship Over, Boyds Mill Press

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

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

Justin Taylor (’07), Flings, Harper

Mary G. Thompson (’12), Evil Fairies Love Hair, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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 and Democracy Alumni

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

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

Kaitlyn Wylde (’14), Murmurs, Thought Catalog Books

MFA and Riggio Faculty

Jeffery Renard Allen, Song of the Shank, Graywolf Press

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

Susan Cheever, E. E. Cummings: A Life, Pantheon

John Freeman, Tales of Two Cities: The Best and Worst of Times in Today's New York, OR Books

Elizabeth Gaffney, When the World Was Young, Random House

Ann Hood, An Italian Wife, W. W. Norton

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 (12th Street Journal advisory board chair), Friendswood, Riverhead

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

Tiphanie Yanique, Land of Love and Drowning, Riverhead



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