Faculty News

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January 2019

December 2018

November 2018

  • "Desire—in particular, a yearning to be who we are and love freely—is a strange lantern: it wants to be lit bright, but sometimes, to do so is deadly," writes Gabrielle Bellot in "I Will Not Be An Invisible Trans Woman," for the New York Review of Books

  • Susan Breen wrote about why some writers become beloved, and stay popular for generations, in her essay "In The Woods With Agatha Christie" for Miss Demeanors.

  • LitHub published Gabrielle Bellot's essay "The Story I Kept Hidden: On Brett Kavanaugh, Sexual Assault, and Not Staying Silent." 

  • The Cut published Mara Reinstein's essay "I Think About This A Lot: The Legend of the A-Rod Centaur Painting.

  • Kody Keplinger's short story "Britt and the Bike God" is included in the anthology Unbroken: Thirteen Stories Starring Disabled Teens, out now from Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers

  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers released Lev A.C. Rosen's young adult novel Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts)

  • Pacific Standard magazine published Kelly Caldwell's essay "There's a Sociological Explanation for Why People Rush in to Help Communities Struck by Disaster" in its There's a Name For That feature. 

  • En Route, a short film directed by and co-written by Pamela Harris, is a selection of the Adirondack Film Festival

  • Barbara DeMarco-Barrett writes about her typewriter addiction in "Tap, Tap Click" for the Authors Guild Bulletin

  • Emily Rapp Black collaborated on the memoir I Should Have Honor: A Memoir of Faith and Hope in Pakistan by Khalida Brohi, released in September by Random House.

  • Simon & Schuster revealed the cover for Ian Port's forthcoming nonfiction book The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock-n-Roll.

  • John Kachuba's paranormal novel Dark Entry is out now, from Hellbender Books (an imprint of Sunbury Books).

  • Fairy Tale Forest, an animated TV musical created and adapted by Jody Gray (with Allan Neuwirth) is in production for 2019 release. Based on the classic Grimm Brothers fairy tale “Jorinde and Joringel,” it features songs by Jody Gray and Allan Neuwirth, and the first episode stars Mel Brooks, Jane Lynch, Jennifer Holiday, and Matt Lucas, among others. 

  • Quill & Parchment named Carole Bugge its featured poet and published several of her poems, including "Red Bank Road" and "Thoughts While Playing Bach at Midnight."

  • "Ghost bikes 'push cyclist deaths from the fringes of the roadway to the forefront in public spaces,' " writes Melissa Petro in "The Ghost Bikes Project Gives Voice to the Dead" for Nation Swell.  

  • Gabrielle Bellot's essay "1921 — 1946 — 1984 — 2018: A Geneaology of the Totalitarian Novel" is up at LitHub.  

  • Women and Hollywood interviewed Jennifer Keishin Armstrong about the all-female writers' room on the TV show Sex and the City, and how it changed Americans' perception of single women. Armstrong's nonfiction book Sex and the City and Us came out in June. 

October 2018

  • Gabrielle Bellot's essay "Borderlands" is included in the anthology Can We All Be Feminists?, published in September by Penguin Books. 

  • Arlaina Tibenski's short story "Buying the Farm" is one of 20 chosen for the 2018 edition of New Stories from the Midwest

  • Mara Reinstein interviews filmmaker Nicole Holofcener about the different demands in writing male and female protagonists and what the late James Gandolfini taught her about vulnerability for Parade magazine. 

  • Rodale Kids (an imprint of Penguin/Random House) released Matthew Cody's illustrated middle-grade novel The Loch Ness Lock-In, the second book in his Strange Scout Tales series. 

  • Balzer + Bray released the middle-grade novel Naomis Too, co-written by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, and Kirkus reviewed it, calling it "a sequel that packs as much heart, humor, and understanding as the first."

  • Jessica Penner's essay "Waiting" appears in Wordgathering, a journal of disability poetry and literature. 

  • The Orange County Register profiled Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about her writing, her speaker series, and the upcoming 20th annviersary of her radio program Writers on Writing

  • Kody Keplinger's new YA novel That's Not What Happened is reviewed by Publishers Weekly, which called it "an original and engrossing narrative about scars, recovery, and how the stories we tell can both sustain and hobble us." 

  • Lethe Press announced it will publish Scott Alexander Hess' novel The River Runs Red in the fall of 2019.

  • Carole Bugge's historical thriller Edinburgh Dusk (written under the pen name Carole Lawrence) was published by Thomas & Mercer in September.  It is Book 2 in her Ian Hamilton Mysteries series. 

  • "I spoke to other moms about their missteps, and apparently, none of us are perfect!" writes Melissa Petro in her article "Six Mistakes I Made My First Year as a Parent—And Which You Can Avoid." 

  • The American Journal of Poetry has published two of Michael Montlack's poems: "Future Lover" and "Schroder." 

  • Laura Yeager is blogging for PsychCentral. Recent posts include "Suicide: From The Edge and Back Again," "Goodbye, Duke: When Your Therapist Retires," and "Rainy Vacations Can Be Good for You." 

  • "Sex and the City did give us one great tool for more empowered sex lives, whether we’re seeking better experiences in bed or trying to process how sex has been used against us: brunch,"writes Jennifer Keishin Armstrong in her essay "How Sex and the City Holds up in the #MeToo Era," for Vanity Fair. Jennifer's nonfiction book Sex and the City and Us came out in June.

  • N. West Moss' memoir Fruitless won the Faulkner-Wisdom prize in narrative nonfiction given by the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society.  

  • Popula published Tal McThenia's essay "The Curse of the Jenny Inverts." 

  • "Picnic Street," a short story by Joe Okonkwo, appears in the literary journal The New Engagement

  • Akil Kumarasamy curated a Reading List to Remind You That All Borders Are Fictional over at Electric Literature.

  • Tal McThenia's essay "Playing With Guns: It's All Fun and Games Til Somebody Gets Shot" is up at Popula. https://popula.com/2018/07/18/playing-with-guns/

  • The Writer magazine published Jen Glantz's artice "Memoir Versus Essay Collection: Which Fact-Based Form Fits You Best?

September 2018

August 2018

  • Jen Glantz is the subject of segments on NBC's Today show and on CNBC, both about her work as a professional bridesmaid and her memoir When You Least Expect It

  • Dan Lopez is an Event Producer for this year's Lambda LitFest Los Angeles

  •  Zaina Arafat's debut novel You Exist Too Much will be published in 2019 by Catapault Books. 

  • Essay Daily included a piece by Kelly Caldwell in its What Happened on June 21, 2018? project, in which writers all over the world describe the events of the same day.

  • Jellyfish Review published Michael Backus' short story "Falling at Fallingwater." 

  • Carole Bugge's forthcoming mystery novel Edinburgh Dusk is now available for pre-order. Written under her pen name Carole Lawrence, it is the second book in her series featuring Scottish detective Ian Hamilton. 

  • Vandalia Press has published Jacob M. Appel's short-story collection The Amazing Mr. MoralityThis is his eighth story collection. 

  • The New Yorker magazine reviewed Akil Kumarasamy's short-story collection Half Gods, in "A Debut Collection Explores Strife, Trauma, and 'a Lifetime of Loving Strangers.' " Farrar, Straus and Giroux released the book on June 5th. 

  • Territory,  a literary project about maps and other strange objects, published Nina Boutsikaris' essay "That's All, I Don't Even Think of You That Often." 

  • Mara Reinstein profiled the actor Kevin Costner for a cover story in Parade magazine. 

  • Gabrielle Bellot's essay "Volcano Dreams" is up at Medium, part of the Unruly Bodies series curated by author Roxane Gay. 

  • Ian S. Port's forthcoming nonfiction book The Birth of Loud is now available for pre-order. Scribner will release it in January.

  • Penguin Books revealed the cover for Seth Fried's forthcoming novel The Municipalists, which is also now available for pre-order. 

  • Joe Okonkwo's short story "The Girls' Table" is included in the anthology Strength, Volume 1, released by Snow Leopard Publishing and benefitting the It Gets Better Project. 

  • "A female Doctor may be a first in Doctor Who history...but strong, capably women have been a staple of the show, right from its inception," writes Jessica Sticklor (under her author's name Jessica Stilling) in "Aztecs, Alien Trysts, and TARDIS Repair—All in a Day's Work for Barbara Wright," for Tor.com.

  • Michael Montlack's poem "The Bachelor's Dilemma" is in the New Orleans Review

  • Lev A.C. Rosen talks with fellow YA author Greg Howard about the "bold characterizations of gay boys we don't see taking center stage very often in YA lit and movies," for LGBTQ Reads

  • Jennifer Keishin Armstrong listed "Five Things You Didn't Know About Sex and the Cityfor Parade magazine. Her nonfiction book Sex and the City and Us came out June 5th from Simon and Schuster. 

  • Laura Yeager used to hate Ellen DeGeneres. (She's over it.) She explains why in her essay "Breast Cancer, Ellen DeGeneres and Me,"  for Cure Today.

  • Jen Glantz was the guest on the podcast The Bubbly Sesh, discussing the Hallmark movie The Wedding March 3 and dishing about weddings, relationships, and Hallmark movies

July 2018

  • School Library Journal gave a starred review to Lev A.C. Rosen's forthcoming YA novel Jack of Hearts and Other Parts, calling it "an essential addition to library collections that serve teens." 

  • Vanessa King was named to the Downtown 100, a list compiled by Vanity Fair contributing writer George Wayne of New York's "Coolest, Most Relevant, Most Creative, Most Influential, Most Inspiring" people in the entertainment industry. 

  • SoHo Press has released Robert Repino's novel D'arc in paperback. 

  • The Kenyon Review included Meghan Kenny's new novel The Driest Season on its summer reading list, calling it "spare, wise, lyrical, and potent." 

  • Jil Picariello reviewed the Off-Broadway play Torch Song Trilogy for ZealNYC, calling it "a not-so-gentle reminder of how far we’ve come, not that it doesn’t seem like very tenuous growth lately."

  • Ashley Shelby reviewed three new nonfiction books about humans and our fascination with (and possible destruction of) the North and South Poles, in "To The Poles — Before They Started Melting," for the New York Times

  • En Route, a short film co-written and directed by Pamela Harris, was a selection of the Lighthouse International Film Festival

  • Nightmare magazine published Seth Fried's short story "Frost Mountain Picnic Massacre."

  • The New Yorker magazine published Weike Wang's short story "Omakase." 

  • Michael Montlack's poem "To My Birth Mother" appears in The Columbia Poetry Review.

  • For New York magazine, Jennifer Keishin Armstrong got together with four former Sex and the City writers, and they brainstormed six plot ideas for the show if it were airing in 2018. Jennifer's nonfiction book Sex and the City and Us came out from Simon and Schuster on June 5th. 

  • "That was the only Kate Spade item I’d ever purchased. It was colorful, it was beautiful, and it was a bit irreverent. It also said to world, 'Cancer didn’t get the best of me,' " writes Laura Yeager in her tribute to Kate Spade, "Eat Cake for Breakfast," published by PyschCentral.

  • Atria Books released Jen Glantz's nonfiction book When You Least Expect It: Essays on Living Without a Five-Year Plan in paperback on June 5. 

  • The Soufan Center released The Forgotten War: The Ongoing Disaster in Yemen, about the worst humanitarian crisis in the world right now, written by Benjamin Buchholz. 

  • Saint Julien Press released Elizabeth Cohen's poetry collection The Patron Saint of Cauliflower.

  • "When voices on the internet become so loud and so vitriolic that artists are afraid to experiment and make mistakes, something very dangerous is happening in our society," says Nora Raleigh Baskin in a talk for TEDx

  • Ada Calhoun talks about selling her upcoming nonfiction book as an audiobook to Audible before selling a print edition, in the New York Times article "Want to Read Michael Lewis's Next Work? You'll Have to Listen to It First."

  • Entropy published Kelly Caldwell's essay "Perihelion," as part of its series On Weather. 

  • Soundtracka playlist/!mix-tape created for the Queens Museum's Mel Chin: All Over the Place exhibit, features Jennifer Marie Brissett reading from her novel Elysium, and is about the length of the average NYC subway ride.

  • James Bosley has been selected as a 2018 member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab

June 2018

May 2018

  • Vol. 1 Brooklyn published David Rice's short story "Atheism.

  • Ada Calhoun's essay "The Wedding Toast I'll Never Give" is included on Bustle magazine's list of "15 Modern Love Columns Every Millennial Needs to Read." 

  • The Writer magazine features Ashley Shelby and her novel South Pole Station in its article about climate change-themed fiction, "The Rising Tide of Cli-Fi." 

  • Carmen Bugan's essay "Being An Immigrant Writer in America Today" is on PanMacmillan, a blog of the Macmillan publishing company. 

  • Rodale released Matthew Cody's chapter book How to Merit In Monsters, the first in a new series Strange Scout Tales

  • "Leaving aside the months I spent trying to figure out which geographical area the story would be set in (Britain? South Africa? Tahiti!), I figured there had to be some details about geography in the opening paragraph. However, there had to be some significant plot point as well. Something ominous, that would signal this was a mystery story, as well as a travel story." Susan Breen analyzes the opening of her short story "The End of the World" for the series The First Two Pages.  

  • En Route, a short film co-written and directed by Pamela Harris, is an official selection of the Blackbird Film Festival

  • Chloè Caldwell's essay "The Opposite of Light" appears in Lenny.

  • Doubleday announced it will publish C.J. Hauser's next novel, Family of Origin.

  • Weike Wang's essay "Something Left to Prove" appears in Lenny.

  • The Satirist published Jon Reiner's essay "White House Jobs Jared Kushner Can Do." 

  • Scott Alexander Hess talks about the real-life historical figures who inspired the characters in his forthcoming novel The Red River, and how the Mississippi River is a character in the story as well. 

  • Vice published Melissa Petro's essay "What Being a Sex Worker Taught Me About Men." 

  • The Queens Gazette interviewed Marie Carter about writing, history, and why she loves ghost tours in its Local-Express column. 

  • Mike Dunphy wrote "Vermont Has Film Festivals, but Does It Have a Film Industry?" for the Montpelior Bridge

  • Robert Repino's short horror story "Post-Truth" appears in Grotesque Quarterly Magazine

  • Dame magazine published Jennifer Keishin Armstrong's essay "Women Make the Best TV.

  • Jen Glantz's podcast You Aren't Getting Any Younger launched April 1st.

  • Medium published Benjamin Obler's short story "Judy and Merv." 

  • The Writer magazine published Jack Smith's article "Putting Words to Work: Figurative Langage in Fiction Results in Deeper Meanings and Poetic Beauty." 

April 2018

March 2018

  • Kody Keplinger's short story "Walking After Midnight" is included in the anthology All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages, released in February by Harlequin Teen.

  • Sarah McColl tracks down the lost artwork of Jo Hopper and other women artists in "Woman In The Sun" for the Paris Review

  • Rodale Kids will release Matthew Cody's middle-grade novel How to Merit in Monsters on April 10th. 

  • Lifehacker published Alanna Schubach's article "How to Write the Personal Statement for College Applications.

  • Jil Picariello reviewed Martin McDonagh's new Off-Broadway play for ZealNYC in "Hangmen at Atlantic is Dark, Dangerous, and Damn Good." 

  • Carole Bugge offers some solid advice in "So You Want to Write Mystery Novels, Eh?" 

  • "I had earned the right to stand out, to be beautiful. I was a survivor, damn it. I was Grace Kelly," writes Laura Yeager in "I Feel Pretty Again After Cancer," for Cure Today.

  • HuffPost published Michael Montlack's essay "My Ancestry DNA Test Revealed Two Sisters I Didn't Know I Had."

  • Susan Breen's article "Stuck: Trapped in the Middle of Your Manuscript? Here's How to Move Forward" is the cover story for the February issue of The Writer magazine. 

  • Zaina Arafat edited and wrote the introduction to Bona Fide Relationships, an anthology of essays, stories, and poems responding to the United States' ban on travelers entering the country from certain nations, most of them majority-Muslim countries. 

  • Ravishly published Jen Glantz's article "The Best Valentine's Day Gifts to Give Someone You're 'Sort of' Dating." 

  • The Satirist published Jon Reiner's essay "Letters to President Trump from Terrified Children." 

  • Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich wrote A Step Into History: The Civil Rights Movement, a history book for middle-grade readers, for Scholastic

  • LitHub published the transcript of a panel discussion featuring T. Kira Madden on silence, "Every Time We Put Pen to Paper, It Is an Act of Protest.

  • "I wanted there to be more books that wanted to read." Kate Angus talks to the Rumpus about why she founded the publisher Augury Books, and what she hopes will happen now that it's an imprint of Brooklyn Arts Press

  • Rolling Stone published Lilly Dancyger's review of the documentary Citizen Rose in "Why New McGowan Doc Is The Messy, Imperfect Show #MeToo Needs."  

  • British artist Angelina Jane created a jewelry collection inspired by Carmen Bugan's poem "House of Stone." 

  • The Haunting of Torre Abbey by Carole Bugge has just been reissued by Titan Books as part of its The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series. 

  • New York magazine's The Cut published Ada Calhoun's essay "What We Mean When We Say Marriage Is 'Work' "

  • Kirkus gave Meghan Kenny's new novel The Driest Season a starred review, calling it "a thoughtful, finely crafted work."

February 2018