If you're in Seattle for AWP this February, you're in for a treat as alum Mag Gabbert and program director Tod Goldberg take the stage for Dirty Laundry Lit, the popular reading series created by alum Natashia Deon. RSVP here.
Congratulations to Tyrell Johnson, whose short story "Feather for Tray" is in the latest issue of On Spec, Canada's premier magazine of the fantastic.
Fiction alum Heather Partington is making quite a name for herself as a book critic...including this recent review of Aimee Bender's latest collection of stories, The Color Master: Aimee Bender’s The Color Master is rife with these satisfying and unexpected details, the joyfully weird take for which she’s become known. As in her other collections, Bender creates worlds that stretch human traits beyond [...]
Congratulations to Andee Marzell Reilly who has sold her first novel, Satisfaction. Her hometown newspaper, the Ventura County Star, caught up with her to get the lowdown: “The idea came to me when I was buying tickets to a concert years ago to see the Rolling Stones. ... I thought: What if I just clicked the purchase button for every single venue [...]
Congratulations to Cate Dicharry, who has sold her first novel to Unnamed Press for publication in 2015. Here, Cate talks openly and honestly about the unexpected changes she experienced as a new mother: My son is now 10-months old. The difficulty of motherhood, it turns out, lies not in the logistics—manageable, or at least endurable, are the sleepless nights, [...]
...so says Publisher's Weekly in this great pre-release review of her novel A Life In Men, due in bookstores February 4th: Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age 17, Mary Grace wants to understand why her lifelong friendship with Nix went awry during an ill-fated Greek vacation before their junior year of college. She can’t ask Nix, who has passed away, [...]
Alum Simona Supekar has an excellent new essay in The Atlantic about dealing with a rare disease...and finding treatment in an unusual place: Nobody wants to hear about how sick you are. I am so thankful for friends and family who have called to check on me or offer a drive to the doctor when my husband couldn't. But ultimately, it's a [...]
Fiction student Colby Buzzell has a great new piece in the pages of the latest issue of Prairie Schooner. Poetry student Lizi Gilad's amazing new essay in the Rumpus. Screenwriting student Carol Damgen's new play Jackie Robinson: American Dream debuts. The latest issue of Dum Dum Zine, edited by fiction student Liska Jacobs, is coming out on Feb. 8th and there's a party...you [...]
Mark Haskell Smith talks about his latest novel, Raw, and dishes on the literary scene in a recent issue of Los Angeles Magazine: What makes book culture more pretentious than film culture? It’s not all of book culture. It’s just the way some people are about it. For me, the novel is the height of human creativity. You’re putting your ideas into a [...]
Our faculty tend exemplify our multi-disciplinary approach: they're pretty good at more than one thing. In Rob Roberge's case, he's had a successful career in fiction, nonfiction and music. In this interview in the Los Angeles Times (with our own David Ulin), Rob Roberge talks about the process of creating The Cost of Living, his acclaimed novel, and talks about how [...]