How I Became a North KoreanAlum Krys Lee’s (fiction, ’08) novel How I Became a North Korean has been released by Viking.

 

Faculty member Marianne Boruch’s Eventually One Dreams the Real Thing has been released by Copper Canyon Press.Unknown Caller

 

Faculty members Monica Youn’s latest collection Blackacre has been published by Graywolf.

 

Faculty member Debra Spark’s latest novel Unknown Caller has been published by LSU Press.

 

Life PigFaculty member Alan Shapiro’s latest poetry collection Life Pig is forthcoming from University of Chicago Press later this month. Shapiro also has an essay collection, The Self-Forgetful Perfectly Useless Concentration, which will  be published by University of Chicago Press in October.

 

Faculty member Jeremy Gavron’s book, A Woman on the Edge of Time, will be published in the US this month. It will have a different subtitle from the UK edition: A Son Investigates His Trailblazing Mother’s Young Suicide. It has also been shortlisted for the 2016 Gordon Burn Prize.

 

Faculty member Stephen Dobyns’ latest collection The Day’s Last Light Reddens the Leaves of the Copper Beech is forthcoming from BOA Editions later this month.The Day's Last Light

 

An excerpt from alum Laura Thomas’ (fiction, ’14) story, “Adult Crowding”, appeared in Synesthesia Literary Journal this summer.

 

Mercury
Faculty member Margot Livesey’s latest novel Mercury is forthcoming from Harper Collins later this month.

 

Alum Laura Van Prooyen (poetry, ’10) was awarded the Writers’ League of Texas 2015 Poetry Book Award for her book, Our House Was on Fire.

 

FacultyMonsters_Brennan-cover member Karen Brennan’s latest collection Monsters: Stories is forthcoming from Four Way Books in October.

 

Faculty member Megan Staffel’s latest collection The Exit Coach: Stories is  forthcoming from Four Way Books in October.

 

Faculty member Peter Orner’s essay collection Am I Alone Here? Notes on Living to Read and Reading to Live is forthcoming from Catapult in November.Am I Alone Here

 

Alum Laura Swearingen-Steadwell (poetry, ’14) received the 2016 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize for her second book of poems, All Blue So Late: A Collection of Poems, selected by Parneshia Jones and Jacqueline Jones LaMon.

 

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