Creative Writing at The New School

Creative Writing at The New School is proud to announce the list of 2015 alumni and faculty book publications. This year, 27 books have been published by alumni of the MFA in Creative Writing and Riggio: Writing & Democracy programs, and 20 books have been published by Creative Writing faculty. The list includes publications from the "Big Four" publishing houses, university presses, independent publishers, and alumni-founded small presses. All four genres of study offered by the MFA in Creative Writing Program are represented as well: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and writing for children and young adults. Creative Writing at The New School will host its annual book party in the spring of 2016 to celebrate these publications and their authors. Congratulations to all!

Creative Writing Alumni

Brandon Caro (’16), Old Silk Road, Post Hill Press

Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton (’12), Tiny Pretty Things, HarperTeen

Jill Dearman (’07), The Great Bravura, She Writes Press

Brian DeLeeuw (’07), The Dismantling, Plume

Amy Ewing (’12), The White Rose, HarperCollins

Ben Fama (’14), Fantasy, Ugly Duckling Presse

Sarah Gerard (’12), Binary Star, Two Dollar Radio

Lee Matthew Goldberg (’06), Slow Down, New Pulp Press

Michael Goldstein (’16)Omagatoki: When Yokai Emerge and Yokai Character Collection, Turn the Page Publishing

Lisa Graff (’06), Lost in the Sun, Penguin Young Readers Group

Alina Gregorian (’09), Navigational Clouds, Monk Books

Atoosa Grey (’13), Black Hollyhock, Finishing Line Press

Jenny Han (’06), P.S. I Still Love You, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Corey Ann Haydu (’12), Making Pretty and Rules for Stealing Stars, Katherine Tegen Books

Benjamin Hedin (’04), In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now, City Lights Books

Scott Alexander Hess (’09), The Butcher's Sons, Lethe Press

Heidi R. Kling (’01), Paint My Body Red, Entangled Publishing

David H. Lippman (’01), World War II Plus 75: The Road To War, Smashwords

Aspen Matis, Girl in the Woods: A Memoir, William Morrow

Ken Murray (’09), Eulogy, Tightrope Books

Rebecca Nison (’13), If We'd Never Seen the Sea, Deadly Chaps

Elizabeth Sanders (’09), The Last Light, Broken Levee Books

Nikita Singh (’16), After All This Time, Metro Reads

Catherine Stine (’03), Heart in a Box, Inkspell Publishing

Jessica Verdi (’12), What You Left Behind, Sourcebooks


Creative Writing Faculty

Susan Cheever, Drinking in America: Our Secret History, Twelve Books

Alice Eve Cohen (’99), The Year My Mother Came Back: A Memoir, Algonquin Books

Elaine Equi, Sentences and Rain, Coffee House Press

Angela Flournoy, The Turner House, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

John Freeman, Freeman’s: The Best New Writing on Arrival, Grove Atlantic, Inc.

Ann Hood, editor, Knitting Pearls: Writers Writing about Knitting, W. W. Norton & Co.

David Lehman, Sinatra’s Century: One Hundred Notes on the Man and His World, HarperCollins; The Best American Poetry 2015, Scribner; The State of the Art: A Chronicle of American Poetry, 1998-2014University of Pittsburgh Press

David Levithan, Another Day, Knopf Books for Young Readers

Sharon Mesmer, Greetings from My Girlie Leisure Place, Bloof Books

Kathleen Ossip (’98), The Do-Over, Sarabande Books

Dale Peck, Visions and Revisions: Coming of Age in the Age of AIDS, Soho Press

Rebecca Reilly (’98), Repetition, Four Way Books

Tor Seidler, Firstborn, Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Susan Shapiro, What’s Never Said, Heliotrope Books

Benjamin Taylor, Proust: The Search, Yale University Press; There is Simply Too Much to Think About: Collected Nonfiction by Saul Bellow, Penguin

Sarah Weeks, Honey, Scholastic Press

Tiphanie Yanique, Wife, Peepal Tree Press


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