Alumni News & Publications

Announcements are posted in the order they are received--NYU Creative Writing Graduate Program alumni are invited to contact with news.

Sara Wallace's poetry collection The Rival won the Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize and was published by University of Utah Press in 2015.  Her chapbook Edge won the Center for Book Arts Poetry Chapbook Competition and was published in 2014. 

James Byrne's poetry collection, White Coins, was published in the UK by Arc in March 2015.

Julie Buntin's
debut novel, Marlena, sold to Henry Holt/Macmillan, and rights in Germany, Italy, Holland, and Brazil.

J. Scott Brownlee
's chapbook Highway or Belief was selected by Rachel McKibbens as the winner of the 2013 Button Poetry Prize. Ascension won the 2014 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize from Texas Review Press and will be published in May 2015. Requiem for Used Ignition Cap, his first full-length poetry collection, was selected by C. Dale Young as the winner of the 2015 Orison Poetry Prize and will be published in November 2015.

Monica McClure
's poetry collection, Tender Data, was published by Birds, LLC in 2015.

Robin Coste Lewis
's collection of poems, Voyage of the Sable Venus, is forthcoming from Knopf.
Ocean Vuong'
s first full-length collection, Night Sky With Exit Wounds, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press (2016). He also was the recipient of a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship.

Javier Zamora
was the recipient of a 2015 Poetry Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts.

Bianca Stone
's poetry collection Someone Else's Wedding Vows was published by Tin House/Octopus Books in 2014.

Julia Lisella
's newest collection of poems, Always, was published by WordTech editions in 2014.

Rachel Basch published her third novel, The Listener, from Pegasus Books in March 2015.

Richard Tayson has been awarded a Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) in Non-Fiction Literature.

Tsipi Keller's forthcoming translations include a selected volume of Raquel Chalfi's poems, Reality Crumbs (SUNY Press), and a selected volume of Erez Bitton's poems, You Who Cross My Path (BOA Editions). Both will be published in 2015.

Dinika M. Amaral
's story "No Good Deed Unpunished" appeared in the Iowa Review in January 2015 and has been selected for the Tim McGinnis Award.

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, and a Stegner 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.

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.

Jacob Appel's story collection Scouting for the Reaper won the Hudson Prize and was published in February 2014 by Black Lawrence Press.

Pearl Abraham
The Romance Reader. Riverhead, 1995.
Giving Up America. Riverhead, 1998.
The Seventh Beggar. Riverhead, 2005.

Anya Achtenberg
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.

Kazim Ali
The Far Mosque. Alice James Books, 2005.
The Fortieth Day. BOA Editions, 2008.
Sky Ward. Wesleyan University Press, 2013.

William Allen
The Man on the Moon: Poems. Persea Books, 1987.
Sevastopol: On Photographs of War. Xenos Books, 1997.

Zoe Anglesey
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.ed. Stone on Stone: Poetry by Women of Diverse Heritages. Open Hands Publishing, 1994.

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.
Scouting for the Reaper. Black Lawrence, 2014.
Einstein's Beach House. Pressgang, 2014.
Miracles and Conundrums of the Secondary Planets. Black Lawrence, 2015.

Daphne Beal
In the Land of No Right Angles. Vintage/Anchor Books, 2008.

Amy Bartlett
Afterwards. Persea, 1985.

Rachel Basch
Degrees of Love. W.W. Norton, 1998
The Passion of Reverend Nash, W.W. Norton, 2003
The Listener, Pegasus Books, 2015

Olivia Birdsall
Notes on a Near-Life Experience. Random House, 2007.

Jacqueline Bishop
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.

Paula Bohince
Incident at the Edge of Bayonet Woods. Sarabande Books, 2008.
The Children. Sarabande Books, 2012. 

Courtney Brkic
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.

Judy Budnitz
Flying Leap. Picador, 1998.
If I Told You Once. Picador, 1999.
Nice Big American Baby. Vintage, 2006

James Byrne
White Coins. Arc, 2015.

Luis Cabalquinto
The Ibalon Collection. Kalikasan Press, 1991.
Bridgeable Shores: Selected Poems and New (1969-2001). Kaya/Muae, 2001

Penny Cagan
City Poems. Chatoyant, 1997.
And Today I am Happy. Chatoyant, 2000.

Julie Carr
Sarah--Of Fragments and Lines. Coffee House Press, 2010.
100 Notes on Violence. Ahsahta Press, 2010.
Mead Epithalamion. University of Georgia Press, 2010.

Margaret Castaldo
The Foreigner. Pocket Books, June 2001.

Fran Castan
The Widow's Quilt. Canio's Editions, 1996.
Venice: City That Paints Itself. Canio's Editions, 2011.

Patricia Chao
Monkey King. HarperCollins, 1997.
Mambo Peligroso. HarperCollins, 2006.

Colin Cheney
Here Be Monsters. University of Georgia Press, 2010.

Carol Conroy
The Beauty Wars. W. W. Norton, 1991.

Karin Cook
What Girls Learn. Pantheon/Vintage, 1997.

Galaxy Craze
By the Shore. Atlantic Monthly Press, 1999.
Tiger, Tiger. Grove Press, 2008.

Angie Cruz
Soledad. Simon & Schuster, 2001.
Let it Rain Coffee. Simon & Schuster, 2005.

Adam Day
Badger Apocrypha. Poetry Society of America National Chapbook Fellowship, 2010.

Joanne Diaz
The Lessons. Silverfish Review Press, 2011.

Tory Dent
What Silence Equals. Persea, 1993.
HIV, Mon Amour. Sheep Meadow Press, 1999.
Black Milk. Sheep Meadow Press, 2005.

Toi Derricotte
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.

Rebecca Dinerstein
Lofoten. Aschehoug, 2012.

Matt Donovan
Vellum. Mariner Books, 2007.

Cameron Dougan
Because She is Beautiful. Random House, 2001.

Helen Ellis
Eating the Cheshire Cat. Scribners, 2000.

J. Saunders Elmore
The Amateur American. Random House, 2009.

Louisa Ermelino
The Black Madonna. Simon & Schuster, 2001.
The Sisters Mallone: Una Storia Di Famiglia. Simon & Schuster, 2002.
Joey Dee Gets Wise. Kensington, 2004.

Nick Flynn
Some Ether. Graywolf, 2000.
Blind Huber. Graywolf, 2002.
Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. W. W. Norton & Company, 2004.

Jan Freeman
Autumn Sequence. Paris Press, 1993.
Hyena. Cleveland State University Press, 1993.

Nell Freudenberger
Lucky Girls. Ecco, 2003.
The Dissident. Ecco, 2006.
The Newlyweds. Knopf, 2012.

Ifeona Fulani
Seasons of Dust. Harlem River Press, 1993.

Rita Gabis
The Wild Field. Alice James Books, 1994.

Cassandra Garbus
Solo Variations. Dutton/Penguin, 1998.

Danielle Legros Georges
Maroon. Curbstone Press, 2001.

Aracelis Girmay
Teeth. Curbstone Books, 2007.
Kingdom Animalia. BOA Editions Ltd, 2011.

Lise Goett
Waiting for the Paraclete. Beacon Press, 2002.

Kathleen Graber
The Eternal City: Poems. Princeton University Press, 2010.

David Grand
Louse. Arcade, 1989.
The Disappearing Body. Harvest Books, 2003.,
Mount Terminus. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.

Stephanie Grant
The Passion of Alice. Houghton Mifflin, 1995.
Map of Ireland. Scribner, 2008.

Nora Hague
Letters from an Age of Reason. HarperCollins, 2001.

Megan Harlan
Mapmaking. BkMk Press, 2010.

Rashad Harrison
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.

Ishion Hutchinson
Far District. Peepal Tree Press, 2010.

Maria Jacketti
trans. Pablo Neruda: Heaven Stones. Cross Cultural Communication.

Mitchell Jackson
The Residue Years. Bloomsbury, 2013
Oversoul, The Collections House, 2012

Tyehimba Jess
African American Pride: Celebrating Our Achievements, Contributions, and Enduring Legacy. Citadel, 2004.
Leadbelly. Verse Press, 2005.

Rachel Kadish
From a Sealed Room. Putnam, 1998.
Tolstoy Lied: A Love Story. Mariner Books, 2007.

Julia Kasdorf
Sleeping Preacher. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1992.
Eve’s Striptease. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1998.

Tsipi Keller
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.
Poets on the Edge: An Anthology of Contemporary Hebrew Poetry. SUNY Press, 2008.
The Hymns of Job & Other Poems. (A Lannan Translation Selection.) BOA Editions, 2008.
The Prophet of Tenth Street. SUNY Press, 2012.
Elsa. Spuyten Duybil, 2014.

Jennifer Knox
A Gringo Like Me. Soft Skull Press, 2005.

Sharon Kraus
Generation. Alice James Books, 1997.

Austin LaGrone
Oyster Perpetual. Lost Horse Press, 2011.

Robin Coste Lewis
Voyage of the Sable Venus. Knopf, 2015.

Mari L’Esperance
Coming Close: Forty Essays on Philip Levine. Prairie Lights Books / University of Iowa Press, 2013.
The Darkened Temple. University of Nebraska Press, 2008.

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.

Dana Levin
In the Surgical Theatre. American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize, 1999.
Wedding Day. Copper Canyon Press, 2005.

Julia Lisella
Always, WordTech Editions, 2014.
Terrian, WordTech Editions, 2007.
Love Song Hiroshima, Finishing Line Press, 2004.

Sabra Loomis
The Rose Tree. Alice James Books, 1989.
House Held Together by Winds. Harper Perennial, 2008.

Allison Lynn
Now You See It: A Novel. Touchstone, July 2004.

Pearson Marx
On the Way to the Venus de Milo. Simon & Schuster, 1995.

Donna Masini
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.

Molly McQuade
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.

Jillian Medoff
Hunger Point. Harper Collins, 1998.
Good Girls Gone Bad. Avon A, 2003.

Ana Menéndez
In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd. Grove Press, 2001.
Loving Che. Grove Press, 2003.

Maaza Mengiste
Beneath the Lion's Gaze. W. W. Norton & Company, 2010.

Dante Micheaux
Amorous Shepherd. The Sheep Meadow Press, 2010

Ellen Miller
Like Being Killed. Penguin, 1998.

Katherine Mosby
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.

Malena Mörling
Ocean Avenue. New Issues Press, 1999.
Astoria. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006.

John Murillo
Up Jump the Boogie. Cypher Books, 2010.

Bruce Murphy
Sing, Sing, Sing. NYU Press, 1991.

Yannick Murphy
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.

Mariko Nagai
History of Bodies. Red Hen Press, 2007.
Georgic. BkMk Press, 2010.

Meera Nair
Video: Stories. Pantheon, April 2002.

Laura Newbern
Love and the Eye. Kore Press, 2010.

Angelo Nikolopoulos
Obscenely Yours. Alice James, 2013.

Gregory Pardlo
Totem. APR, 2007.

Matthew Pitt
Attention Please Now. Autumn House Press, 2010.

Lucyna Prostko
Infinite Beginnings. Bright Hill Press, 2009.

Emily Raboteau
The Professor's Daughter. Henry Holt, 2005.

John Radanovich
Wildman of Rhythm:The Life and Music of Benny More.  University of Florida Press, 2009.

Jane Ransom
Without Asking. Story Line Press, 1989.
Bye-Bye. Washington Square Books, 1999.
Scene of the Crimee. Story Line Press, 1998.

Jan Richman
Because the Brain Can be Talked into Anything. Louisiana State University Press, 1995.

Agnes Rossi
Athletes and Artists: Stories. NYU Press, 1987.
The Quick. W. W. Norton, 1992.
Split Skirt. Random House, 1994.
The Houseguest. Plume, 2000.

Shannan Rouss
Easy For You. Simon & Schuster, 2010.

Kerri Sakamoto
The Electrical Field. Knopf Canada, 1998.
One Hundred Million Hearts. Harvest Books, 2005.

Elissa Schappell
Use Me. William Morrow, 2000.
Blueprints for Building Better Girls. Simon & Schuster, 2011.

Jason Schneiderman
Sublimation Point. Four Way Books, 2004.
Striking Surface. Ashland Poetry Press, 2010.

Ben Schrank
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

Lisa Sewell
The Way Out: Poems. Alice James Books, 1998.
Name Withheld. Four Way Books, 2006.

Matthew Shaer
Among Righteous Men: A Tale of Vigilantes and Vindication in Hasidic Crown Heights. Wiley, 2011.

Lara Stapleton
The Lowest Blue Flame Before Nothing. Aunt Lute Books, 1998.

Bianca Stone

Someone Else's Wedding Vows. Tin House / Octopus Books, 2014

Darin Strauss
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.

Richard Tayson
The Apprentice of Fever. Kent State University Press, 1998.
Look Up for Yes. Viking Penguin, 1998.
The World Underneath. Kent State University Press, 2008.

Holly Thompson
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

Hannah Tinti
Animal Crackers. Delta, 2005.
The Good Thief. The Dial Press, 2008.

Jonathan Tropper
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.

Michael Vizsolyi
The Lamp with Wings. Harper Perennial, 2011.

Ocean Vuong
Night Sky With Exit Wounds. Copper Canyon Press, 2016.

Kate Walbert
Where She Went. Sarabande, 1998.
The Gardens of Kyoto. Scribner, 2002.
Our Kind. Scribner, 2004.

Sara Wallace
The Rival. University of Utah Press, 2015.
Edge. Center for Book Arts, 2014.

Courtney Weaver
Unzipped. Headline, 1999.

Debra Weinstein
Rodent Angel: Poems. New York University Press, April 1996
Apprentice to the Flower Poet Z. Random House, 2004.

Joe Wenderoth
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.

Jeffrey Yang
An Aquarium. Graywolf Press, 2008.