Friends of Writers 2022 Community Digest: New Books

Many in the Friends of Writers network saw their efforts realized in 2022 with new book publications. Congratulations to those listed below. While celebrating these wonderful projects, be sure to check out our digest of awards, literary magazine publications, and other celebrations.

Charles Baxter

Charles Baxter’s essay collection, Wonderlands: Essays on the Life of Literature, was published by Graywolf Press in July.

Adria Bernardi

Adria Bernardi’s novel, Benefit Street, was published by Fiction Collective 2 in August.

Karen Brennan

Karen Brennan’s memoir, Television, was published by Four Way Books in February.

Maud Casey

Maud Casey’s novel, City of Incurable Women, was published by Bellevue Literary Press in February.

Adrienne Celt

Adrienne Celt’s novel, End of the World House, was published by Simon & Schuster in April.

Alice Derry (Poetry, Goddard ’80)

Alice Derry’s 6th collection of poems, Asking, was published by MoonPath Press in September.

Liza Katz Duncan (Poetry ’22)

Liza Katz Duncan’s Debut collection, Given, was published by Autumn House Press in December.

Mark Elber (Poetry ’17)

Mark Elber’s debut poetry collection, Headstone, was published by Passager Books in October.

Lara Egger (Poetry ’16)

Lara Egger’s collection, How to Love Everyone and Almost Get Away With It, was published by University of Massachusetts Press in 2021

Sarah Fay (Poetry ’06)

Sarah Fay’s memoir, Pathological: The True Story of Six Misdiagnoses, was published by HarperCollins in March.

Daisy Fried

Daisy Fried’s, The Year the City Emptied: After Baudelaire, was published by Flood Editions in March.

Rebecca Foust (Poetry ’10)

Foust’s fourth book, ONLY, was published by Four Way Books in September.

Jennifer Givhan (Poetry ’15)

Jennifer Givhan’s novel, River Woman, River Demon, was published by Blackstone Publishing in October.

Jonathan Geltner (Fiction ’18)

Jonathan Geltner’s novel, Absolute Music, was published by Slant Books in July.

Scott Gould (Fiction ’06)

Scott Gould’s novel, The Hammerhead Chronicles, was published by the University of North Georgia in November.

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Mimi Herman (Fiction ’91)

Mimi Herman’s novel, The Kudzu Queen, will be published by Regal House Publishing in January.

Daniel Leach (Fiction ’20)

Daniel Leach’s collection, Dead Mediums, was published by Trident Press in December.

Claire McGoff (Poetry ’18)

Claire McGoff’s debut poetry collection, From These Outskirts, was published by FinishingLine Press in March.

Nathan McClain (Poetry ’13)

Nathan McClain’s poetry collection, Previously Owned, was published by Four Way Books in September.

Muriel Nelson (Poetry ’96)

Muriel Nelson’s poetry collection, Sightsinger, was published by Encircle Publications in September.

Peter Orner

Faculty member Peter Orner’s essay collection, Still No Word from You: Notes in the Margin, was published by Catapult in October.

Michael Parker

Michael Parker’s I Am the Light of This World, was published by Algonquin Books in November.

Matthew Olzmann (Poetry ’09 and faculty member)

Matthew Olzmann’s collection, Constellation Route, was published by Alice James Books in January.

Glenis Redmond (Poetry ’11)

Glenis Redmond’s collection Listening Skin, was published by Four Way Books in September.

Robert Thomas (Poetry ’02)

Sonnets with Two Torches and One Cliff, a poetry collection by Robert Thomas, is set to be published in February.

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