Creative Writing at The New School

Thanks to the cooperation of the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) and The School of Writing at The New School, as well as the tireless efforts of our students and faculty, we are able to provide interviews with each of the NBCC Awards Finalists for the publishing year 2014.

Anthony Roberts, on behalf of The School of Writing at The New School and the NBCC, interviewed Miriam Pawel about her book The Crusades of Cesar Chavez (Bloomsbury), which is among the final five selections, in the category of Criticism, for the 2014 NBCC awards.


d1bb80a046490a7f0235ea.L._V340814580_SX200_Miriam Pawel is the author of The Union of Their Dreams, widely acclaimed as the most nuanced history of Cesar Chavez’s movement. She is a Pulitzer-winning editor who spent twenty-five years working for Newsday and the Los Angeles Times. She was recently awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship, and lives in Southern California.

imageAnthony Roberts (MFA ’16) is pursuing an MFA in creative writing with a concentration in poetry at The New School. His writing can be found on the UNESCO funded site, Other Voices, where his writing centers around his time in Afghanistan. His current work includes being a part of an anthology sponsored by Other Voices, a two act play entitled, “The Prodigal,” and most importantly, being the person his children think he is.

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