Alumni News and Publications
IN RECENT NEWS
Announcements are posted in the order they are received--NYU Creative Writing Graduate Program alumni are invited to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with news.
Yoojin Grace Wuertz's novel recently sold to Random House. The working title is Frog Pond, Shark Pond.
Morgan Parker's first collection of poems Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night was chosen by Eileen Myles for publication in April 2015 by Switchback Books. Her second poetry manuscript has also been accepted for publication in 2016 by Coconut Books.
Scott Bailey's debut collection of poems, Thus Spake Gigolo, is now available, published by NYQ Books.
Solmaz Sharif is the winner of a 2014 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award and Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship.
Maya Catherine Popa received second place in Narrative Magazine's sixth annual poetry contest.
Rebecca Dinerstein's debut novel, The Sunlit Night, was sold to Bloomsbury at an auction in June 2014.
Amanda Jane McConnon's poem "Life on Earth" was selected by Dorianne Laux for inclusion in Best New Poets 2014.
Boris Fishman's debut novel, A Replacement Life, was praised in June 2014 in the New York Times Book Review.
Kseniya Melnik's debut story collection Snow in May (Henry Holt, 2014) was one of Amazon's Best Books of the Month and the New Yorker's Books to Watch Out For. Melnik's May 2014 interview with Rachel Martin is available on NPR.
Paula Bohince won second prize in the UK's 2013 National Poetry Competition, out of over 12,000 poems from 77 countries.
R. A. Villanueva's first book of poems Reliquaria won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize and appeared in fall 2014.
Lizzie Harris's debut poetry collection, Stop Wanting, won the Cleveland State University Press Poetry Prize and appeared in spring 2014.
Cathy Linh Che won the 2012 Kundiman Poetry Prize; her first book Split was published by Alice James Books in 2014.
Garth Risk Hallberg's debut novel City on Fire was sold to Knopf, which paid close to $2 million according to the article in The New York Times.
Thomas Dooley’s manuscript Trespass was selected for the 2013 National Poetry Series by Charlie Smith and was published in fall 2014 by HarperCollins Publishers. Jacob Appel's story collection Scouting for the Reaper won the Hudson Prize and was published in February 2014 by Black Lawrence Press.
Mari L'Esperance's book, Coming Close: Forty Essays On Philip Levine, co-edited with Tomas Q. Morin, was released in May 2013 by Prairie Lights Books / University of Iowa Press.
Ben Blum's debut novel was picked up by Doubleday in April 2013. The working title is Of Their Own Accord.
Janice Clark's first novel, The Rathbones, was published in September 2013 by Knopf Doubleday.
Courtney Angela Brkic's third book, the novel The First Rule of Swimming was released by Little, Brown in May 2013.
Marjan Kamali's novel Together Tea, was published by Ecco/Harper Collins in May 2013.
Julia Pierpont’s debut novel Among the Ten Thousand Things sold to Noah Eaker at Random House, at auction, by Elyse Cheney at Elyse Cheney Agency.
BOOKS BY ALUMNI
The Romance Reader. Riverhead, 1995.
Giving Up America. Riverhead, 1998.
The Seventh Beggar. Riverhead, 2005.
I Know What the Small Girl Knew. Holy Cow! Press, 1983.
The Stone of Language. West End Press, 2004.
The Stories of Devil-Girl. Modern History Press, 2008.
Anjail Rashida Ahmad
Necessary Kindling. Louisiana State University Press, 2001.
The Far Mosque. Alice James Books, 2005.
The Fortieth Day. BOA Editions, 2008.
Sky Ward. Wesleyan University Press, 2013.
The Man on the Moon: Poems. Persea Books, 1987.
Sevastopol: On Photographs of War. Xenos Books, 1997.
ed. Ixok Amar. Go: Central American Women's Poetry for Peace. Granite Press, 1992.
ed. !Word Up! Hope for the Youth Poetry. El Centro de la Raza, 1993.
Jacob M. Appel
The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up. Cargo, 2012.
The Biology of Luck. Elephant Rock Books, 2013.
Phoning Home: Essays. University of South Carolina Press, 2014.
In the Land of No Right Angles. Vintage/Anchor Books, 2008.
Afterwards. Persea, 1985.
Degrees of Love. W.W. Norton, 1998
The Passion of Reverend Nash, W.W. Norton, 2003
Notes on a Near-Life Experience. Random House, 2007.
Snapshots from Istanbul. Peepal Tree Press, 2009
My Mother Who Is Me: Life Stories from Jamaican Women in New York. Africa World Press, 2006.
Fauna. Peepal Tree Press, 2006.
The River's Song. Peepal Tree Press, 2007.
Writers Who Paint, Painters Who Write. Peepal Tree Press, 2007.
Incident at the Edge of Bayonet Woods. Sarabande Books, 2008.
The Children. Sarabande Books, 2012.
Stillness: And Other Stories. Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2003.
The Stone Fields: An Epitaph for the Living. Farrar Straus & Giroux, August 2004.
The First Rule of Swimming. Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
Flying Leap. Picador, 1998.
If I Told You Once. Picador, 1999.
Nice Big American Baby. Vintage, 2006
The Ibalon Collection. Kalikasan Press, 1991.
Bridgeable Shores: Selected Poems and New (1969-2001). Kaya/Muae, 2001
City Poems. Chatoyant, 1997.
And Today I am Happy. Chatoyant, 2000.
Sarah--Of Fragments and Lines. Coffee House Press, 2010.
100 Notes on Violence. Ahsahta Press, 2010.
Mead Epithalamion. University of Georgia Press, 2010.
The Foreigner. Pocket Books, June 2001.
The Widow's Quilt. Canio's Editions, 1996.
Venice: City That Paints Itself. Canio's Editions, 2011.
Monkey King. HarperCollins, 1997.
Mambo Peligroso. HarperCollins, 2006.
Here Be Monsters. University of Georgia Press, 2010.
The Beauty Wars. W. W. Norton, 1991.
What Girls Learn. Pantheon/Vintage, 1997.
By the Shore. Atlantic Monthly Press, 1999.
Tiger, Tiger. Grove Press, 2008.
Soledad. Simon & Schuster, 2001.
Let it Rain Coffee. Simon & Schuster, 2005.
Badger Apocrypha. Poetry Society of America National Chapbook Fellowship, 2010.
The Lessons. Silverfish Review Press, 2011.
What Silence Equals. Persea, 1993.
HIV, Mon Amour. Sheep Meadow Press, 1999.
Black Milk. Sheep Meadow Press, 2005.
The Empress of the Death House. Lotus, 1978.
Captivity. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1989.
Tender. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997
Natural Birth. Firebrand Books, 2000.
Lofoten. Aschehoug, 2012.
Vellum. Mariner Books, 2007.
Because She is Beautiful. Random House, 2001.
Eating the Cheshire Cat. Scribners, 2000.
J. Saunders Elmore
The Amateur American. Random House, 2009.
The Black Madonna. Simon & Schuster, 2001.
The Sisters Mallone: Una Storia Di Famiglia. Simon & Schuster, 2002.
Joey Dee Gets Wise. Kensington, 2004.
Some Ether. Graywolf, 2000.
Blind Huber. Graywolf, 2002.
Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. W. W. Norton & Company, 2004.
Autumn Sequence. Paris Press, 1993.
Hyena. Cleveland State University Press, 1993.
Lucky Girls. Ecco, 2003.
The Dissident. Ecco, 2006.
The Newlyweds. Knopf, 2012.
Seasons of Dust. Harlem River Press, 1993.
The Wild Field. Alice James Books, 1994.
Solo Variations. Dutton/Penguin, 1998.
Danielle Legros Georges
Maroon. Curbstone Press, 2001.
Teeth. Curbstone Books, 2007.
Kingdom Animalia. BOA Editions Ltd, 2011.
Waiting for the Paraclete. Beacon Press, 2002.
The Eternal City: Poems. Princeton University Press, 2010.
Louse. Arcade, 1989.
The Disappearing Body. Harvest Books, 2003.,
Mount Terminus. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
The Passion of Alice. Houghton Mifflin, 1995.
Map of Ireland. Scribner, 2008.
Letters from an Age of Reason. HarperCollins, 2001.
Mapmaking. BkMk Press, 2010.
Our Man in the Dark. Atria/Simon & Schuster, 2012
A. M. Homes
Jack. Macmillan, 1989.
The Safety of Objects. Random House, 1991
In the Country of Mothers. Knopf, 1993.
The End of Alice. Scribner, 1996
Appendix A: an elaboration on the novel The End of Alice. Scribner, 1996.
Music for Torching. Harper Perennial, 1999
Things You Should Know. Harper Perennial, 2002.
This Book Will Save Your Life. Viking Adult, 2006.
The Mistress's Daughter. Penguin, 2007.
May We Be Forgiven. Viking, 2012.
trans. Pablo Neruda: Heaven Stones. Cross Cultural Communication.
The Residue Years. Bloomsbury, 2013
Oversoul, The Collections House, 2012
African American Pride: Celebrating Our Achievements, Contributions, and Enduring Legacy. Citadel, 2004.
Leadbelly. Verse Press, 2005.
From a Sealed Room. Putnam, 1998.
Tolstoy Lied: A Love Story. Mariner Books, 2007.
Sleeping Preacher. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1992.
Eve’s Striptease. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1998.
trans. Dan Pagis' Last Poems. QRL, 1991.
The Reverse Turn of the Heart. Sifriat Poalim, 1995.
Leverage. Sifriat Poalim, 1997.
Translation from the Hebrew of Irit Katzir's And I Wrote Poems. Carmel 1999.
Jackpot. Spuyten Duyvil, 2004.
Retelling. Spuyten Duyvil, 2006.
A Gringo Like Me. Soft Skull Press, 2005.
Generation. Alice James Books, 1997.
Oyster Perpetual. Lost Horse Press, 2011.
Coming Close: Forty Essays on Philip Levine. Prairie Lights Books / University of Iowa Press, 2013.
The Darkened Temple. University of Nebraska Press, 2007.
Jeffrey Ethan Lee
Strangers in a Homeland. Chapbook. Ashland University: Ashland Poetry Press, 2001.
Invisible Sister. Many Mountains Moving Press book, 2004.
Identity Papers. Ghost Road Press, 2006.
In the Surgical Theatre. American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize, 1999.
Wedding Day. Copper Canyon Press, 2005.
The Rose Tree. Alice James Books, 1989.
House Held Together by Winds. Harper Perennial, 2008.
Now You See It: A Novel. Touchstone, July 2004.
On the Way to the Venus de Milo. Simon & Schuster, 1995.
About Yvonne. W.W. Norton, 1997.
That Kind of Danger. Beacon Press, 1994.
Turning to Fiction. W.W. Norton, 2006.
Mary Ann McFadden
Eye of the Blackbird. Four Way Books, 1997.
An Unsentimental Education: Writers and Chicago. University of Chicago Press, 1995.
Stealing Glimpses: Of Poetry, Poets and Things in Between. Sarabande Books, 1999.
Barbarism. Four Way Books, 2000.
The Long Meanwhile: Stories of Arrival and Departure. Hourglass Books, 2007.
Hunger Point. Harper Collins, 1998.
Good Girls Gone Bad. Avon A, 2003.
In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd. Grove Press, 2001.
Loving Che. Grove Press, 2003.
Beneath the Lion's Gaze. W. W. Norton & Company, 2010.
Amorous Shepherd. The Sheep Meadow Press, 2010
Like Being Killed. Penguin, 1998.
Private Altars. Random House, 1995.
The Book of Uncommon Prayer. Harper San Francisco, 1996.
The Season of Lillian Dawes. Harper Perennial, 2003.
Twilight. Harper Collins, 2005.
Ocean Avenue. New Issues Press, 1999.
Astoria. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006.
Up Jump the Boogie. Cypher Books, 2010.
Sing, Sing, Sing. NYU Press, 1991.
Stories in Another Language. Knopf, 1987.
The Sea of Trees. Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
Here They Come. McSweeney's Books, 2006.
Ahwoooooooo. Clarion Books, 2006.
Signed, Mata Hari. Little, Brown and Company, 2007.
History of Bodies. Red Hen Press, 2007.
Georgic. BkMk Press, 2010.
Video: Stories. Pantheon, April 2002.
Love and the Eye. Kore Press, 2010.
Obscenely Yours. Alice James, 2013.
Totem. APR, 2007.
Attention Please Now. Autumn House Press, 2010.
Infinite Beginnings. Bright Hill Press, 2009.
The Professor's Daughter. Henry Holt, 2005.
Wildman of Rhythm:The Life and Music of Benny More. University of Florida Press, 2009.
Without Asking. Story Line Press, 1989.
Bye-Bye. Washington Square Books, 1999.
Scene of the Crimee. Story Line Press, 1998.
Because the Brain Can be Talked into Anything. Louisiana State University Press, 1995.
Athletes and Artists: Stories. NYU Press, 1987.
The Quick. W. W. Norton, 1992.
Split Skirt. Random House, 1994.
The Houseguest. Plume, 2000.
Easy For You. Simon & Schuster, 2010.
The Electrical Field. Knopf Canada, 1998.
One Hundred Million Hearts. Harvest Books, 2005.
Use Me. William Morrow, 2000.
Blueprints for Building Better Girls. Simon & Schuster, 2011.
Sublimation Point. Four Way Books, 2004.
Striking Surface. Ashland Poetry Press, 2010.
Miracle Man. William Morrow, 1999.
Consent. Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2003.
Love Is a Canoe. Sarah Crichton Books/FSG, 2013.
Laura Schecter (as Lauren Oliver)
If I Should Fall. Bowen Press, 2010
The Way Out: Poems. Alice James Books, 1998.
Name Withheld. Four Way Books, 2006.
Among Righteous Men: A Tale of Vigilantes and Vindication in Hasidic Crown Heights. Wiley, 2011.
The Lowest Blue Flame Before Nothing. Aunt Lute Books, 1998.
Someone Else's Wedding Vows. Tin House / Octopus Books, 2014
Chang and Eng. Dutton Adult, 2000
The Real McCoy. Plume Books, 2003.
More Than it Hurts You. Dutton Adult, 2008.
Half a Life. McSweeneys, 2010.
Hwee Hwee Tan
Foreign Bodies. Persea, 1997.
The Apprentice of Fever. Kent State University Press, 1998.
Look Up for Yes. Viking Penguin, 1998.
The World Underneath. Kent State University Press, 2008.
Ash. Stone Bridge Press, 2001
The Wakame Gatherers. Shen's Books, 2007
Orchards. Delacorte/Random House, 2011
Tomo: Friendship Through Fiction--An Anthology of Japan Teen Stories. Stone Bridge Press, 2012
The Language Inside. Delacorte/Random House, 2013
Animal Crackers. Delta, 2005.
The Good Thief. The Dial Press, 2008.
Plan B. St. Martin's Press, 2000.
The Book of Joe. Delta, 2005.
Everything Changes. Delta, 2006.
How to Talk to a Widower. Bantam Discovery, 2008.
The Lamp with Wings. Harper Perennial, 2011.
Where She Went. Sarabande, 1998.
The Gardens of Kyoto. Scribner, 2002.
Our Kind. Scribner, 2004.
Unzipped. Headline, 1999.
Rodent Angel: Poems. New York University Press, April 1996
Apprentice to the Flower Poet Z. Random House, 2004.
Disfortune. Wesleyan University Press, 1995.
It Is If I Speak. Wesleyan University Press, 2000.
Letters to Wendy's. Wave Books, 2000.
The Holy Spirit of Life: Essays Written for John Ashcroft's Secret Self. Wave Books, 2005
No Real Light. Wave Books, 2007.
Sung J. Woo
Everything Asian. Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2009.
An Aquarium. Graywolf Press, 2008.