The New School Creative Writing Program is proud to announce its list of 2018 alumni and faculty book publications. This year, 26 books have been published by alumni of the MFA in Creative Writing Program and 11 books have been published by faculty of the MFA in Creative Writing Program. Faculty member Sigrid Nunez highlighted this year's list with her novel The Friend (Penguin Random House) which won the 2018 National Book Award in Fiction.
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 2018 authors will be celebrated on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 6:30pm in Wollman Hall, 65 W. 11th Street. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com and we will add you to this list.
2018 Creative Writing Alumni Books
Heather Abel ’01, The Optimistic Decade, Algonquin Books
Nancy Abrams ’08, The Climb from Salt Lick: A Memoir of Appalachia, West Virginia University Press
Jaclyn Alexander ’13, Love Orange Light Warm, Finishing Line Press
Lisa Marie Basile ’12, Light Magic for Dark Times: More than 100 Spells, Rituals, and Practices for Coping in a Crisis, Fair Winds Press
Janet Beard, The Atomic City Girls, William Morrow
Dhonielle Clayton ’12, The Belles, Freeform
Andrew Cotto ’08, Cucina Tipica: An Italian Adventure, Black Rose Writing
Connor Coye ’07, Urbantasm, Gothic Funk Press
Amy Gall ’12 and Sarah Gerard ’12, Recycle, Pacific Publications
M. García '09, The Resolutions, HarperCollins
Lenea Grace ’12, A Generous Latitude, ECW Press
Anna Hecker ’05, When the Beat Drops, Sky Pony Press
Jeff T. Johnson ’11, Trouble Songs: A Musicological Poetics, Punctum Books
Suzanne LaFleur '08, Counting to Perfect, Wendy Lamb Books
Caron Levis, ‘08, Stop That Yawn, Atheneum / Simon & Schuster
Alcy Leyva , And Then There Were Crows, Black Spot Books
Anna Meriano ’15, Love, Sugar, Magic: A Dash of Trouble, HarperCollins
Jessie Paddock '17, Gemini Academy, Scholastic, Inc. *available only at Scholastic Book fairs
Jacqueline Resnick ’09, Raffie on the Run, Roaring Book Press/Macmillin
Greg Santos ’09, Blackbirds, Eyewear Publishing
Robert Siek ’99, We Go Seasonal, Sibling Rivalry Press
Sarah Nicole Smetana ’13, The Midnights, HarperCollins
Keri Smith ’16, Dragging Anchor, Small Press Distribution
Laura Esther Wolfson ’07, For Single Mothers Working As Train Conductors, University of Iowa Press
2018 Creative Writing Faculty Books
Nick Fowler, My Virtuous Sister, Upper Hand Press
Shelley Jackson, Riddance, Catapult
Caron Levis, Stop That Yawn!, Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Katia Lief (as Karen Ellis), A Map of the Dark, Mulholland Books
Sigrid Nunez, The Friend, Penguin Random House
Dale Peck, Night Soil, Soho Press
Nahid Rachlin, A Way Home, Ravenna Press
Helen Schulman, Come With Me, HarperCollins
Susan Shapiro, The Byline Bible, Writer’s Digest Books