Creative Writing at The New School

'The Doctor's Wife' by New School Faculty Member and Alumn, Luis Jaramillo

New School faculty member and alum Luis Jaramillo's The Doctor's Wifewinner of the Dzanc Short Story Collection prize, and an Oprah's Book of the Week, has been selected as a Best Book of 2012 on NPR.

"Ideally suited to our fragmented times ... a finely etched autobiographical portrait of a family that spans 50 years, and three generations."  —, Jane Ciabattari

"The Doctor's Wife is story-writing at its best; lean, even epigrammatic, each of these stories offers a beautifully realized insight into the life of three generations of a family in the pacific Northwest."  — Scott Turow

"I read Luis Jaramillo's beautiful collection in one sitting. This is a ravishing book. I loved every word. It should be required reading for everyone." — Abigail Thomas

In stylish and inventive short flashes, The Doctor's Wife tells the moving story of three generations of a family in the Pacific Northwest.  The Doctor's Wife is now available to order or at your local book store.


Luis Jaramillo is the author of The Doctor’s Wife, winner of the Dzanc Books Short Story Collection Contest, an Oprah Book of the Week, and one of NPR’s Best Books of 2012. Luis’s work has also appeared in Open CityGamers (Soft Skull Press), Tin House MagazineH.O.W. Journal, and Red Line Blues. He is the Associate Chair of the Writing Program at the New School, where he oversees the undergraduate curriculum and the Riggio Honors Program: Writing & Democracy, teaches courses in fiction and nonfiction, and is co-editor of the journal The Inquisitive Eater: New School Food. He has led workshops on yoga and writing at the New School Summer Writers Colony, NYU Paris, and the Laughing Lotus Yoga Studios in Manhattan and San Francisco. He received an undergraduate degree from Stanford and an MFA from The New School.

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