MFA '14 Fiction alum Stephanie Danler has sold two books to Alfred A. Knopf, as reported in the New York Times! Sweetbitter, the first to be published (in 2016) was Danler's creative thesis at The New School. From the Times:
'Sweetbitter' is both a coming-of-age and coming-to-New York story, and a novel about the seductive pleasures of food and wine. The story unfolds inside the glamorous, cutthroat and sometimes seedy world of elite Manhattan restaurants. Ms. Danler, 30, who’s from California and went to Kenyon College in Ohio, moved to New York in 2006. Since then, she’s cycled through several restaurant jobs and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing at the New School, where she studied with Helen Schulman and Jonathan Dee and worked on 'Sweetbitter.'
For more on Stephanie's book deal, and the incredible story of how she got her manuscript into the hands of an agent, read the full story online.