Student, Faculty, and Alumni Achievements

Writing student Kristina Bicher was recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize by Crab Creek Review for her poem "Once a Girl,” which she wrote in Jeffrey McDaniel’s class last spring.

Pat Dunn (SLC alum and Assistant Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies) has a new book out-- Rebels By Accident, a powerful coming-of-age story set on the brink of Egypt's January 25 Revolution in 2011.

Writing alum Richard Fifield's The Flood Girls is due out in Spring 2016 from Simon & Schuster. The novel is about a woman who returns to her tiny home town in Montana seeking redemption, and the friendship she finds with a 12-year-old boy who teaches her about self-acceptance and love.

Rachel Eliza Griffiths (SLC alum and Writing faculty) has a new poetry collection, Lighting the Shadow, due out in April of 2015. The poetry collection is about a woman's journey through desire, grief, trauma, and the peculiar historical American psyche of desire and violence.

SLC alum Sophie McManus will soon be publishing her first novel, The Unfortunates, which is coming out next June from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Writing Program Director Brian Morton’s book Florence Gordon was selected as one of Maureen Corrigan’s Favorite Books of 2014. Read more.

Writing faculty member Stephen O'Connor has a novel forthcoming entitled Created Equal, which is about Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson. It will be published in early 2016 by Viking Penguin. Secondly, Stephen’s story “Next to Nothing” appeared in Best American Short Stories 2014

Kevin Pilkington (SLC Writing Faculty) recently had an interview with The Worcester Review in which he discussed being a poet & novelist as well as the Sarah Lawrence Writing program. Read more.

MFA alum Maya Pindyck’s article “Consistancy and Change, Humans In Their Environment: Needs and Tradeoffs” appears in the December issue of Teachers and Writers Magazine. Read more.

Sunday's On The Phone To Monday by SLC Alum Christine Jessica Reilly is being published by Touchstone.

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