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FORTHCOMING 2021

Fall 2021: JOYCE CAROL OATES — A novel, Breathe, will be published by Ecco/HarperCollins.

Fall 2021: PAUL MULDOON — His fourteenth collection of poems, Howdie-Skelp, will be published by Farrar Straus & Giroux.

Fall 2021: JHUMPA LAHIRITrust, an English translation of the novel Confidenza by Domenico Starnone, will be published by Europa Editions in the USA and UK.

Fall 2021: SUSAN WHEELER — A new work, Presidents, will be published by Solid Objects Press.

Fall 2021: A. M. HOMES — The novel, Phoenix: The Unfolding, will be published by Viking-Random House.

November 2, 2021: PAUL MULDOON — Beatles star Paul McCartney’s autobiography, The Lyrics — edited by Muldoon — will be published.

October 2021: TRACY K. SMITH — Graywolf Press will publish Such Color: New and Selected Poems.

 

SPRING 2021

August 10, 2021: YIYUN LI — Her book, Tolstoy Together: 85 Days of War and Peace with Yiyun Li,is published.

Spring 2021: JHUMPA LAHIRI — Her book of poems, La raccolta di Nerina, is published by Guanda in Italy.

Spring 2021: SHEILA KOHLER – Her short story, “The Third Party,” is published in Salmagundi.

May 16, 2021: JAMES RICHARDSON —  He received a President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching after 41 years on the faculty at Princeton.

April 27, 2021: JHUMPA LAHIRI — Her novel, Whereabouts, is published by Knopf.

April 6, 2021: KIRSTIN VALDEZ QUADE — Her novel, The Five Wounds, is published by Norton.

March 29, 2021: YIYUN LI — She is named among 18 recipients of 2021 Literature Awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

March 23, 2021: ROWAN RICARDO PHILLIPS — His essay, “Justice for the Negro Leagues Will Mean More Than Just Stats” is published as a feature story in The New York Times Magazine.

March 3, 2021: SHEILA KOHLER and A.M. HOMES — The memoirs Once We Were Sisters by Kohler and The Mistress’s Daughter by Homes are included on a list of “35 Memoirs Everyone Should Read” by Reader’s Digest.

March 2021: Presidential Visiting Scholar and faculty member Hilton Als and Lewis Center Chair Tracy K. Smith are elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

February 9, 2021: JOYCE CAROL OATESAmerican Melancholy: Poems is published by Ecco/HarperCollins.

February 9, 2021: JOYCE CAROL OATES — A collection of short stories, The (Other) You: Short Stories, is published by Ecco/HarperCollins

February 2021: MONICA YOUN — Her poem “Detail of the Rice Chest” appears in Harpers.

February 11, 2021: JHUMPA LAHIRI – She is named winner of the biennial John Florio Prize for Italian Translation for her English translation of Trick by Domenico Starnone.

February 10, 2021: IDRA NOVEYLean Against This Late Hour, a collection of poems by Garous Abdolmalekian translated from the Persian by Novey and Ahmad Nadalizadeh, is named a finalist for the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation.

February 4, 2021: MONA KAREEM — Kareem, Princeton University’s Translator in Residence for fall 2020, is a recipient of a 2021 NEA Literature Translation Fellowship.

January-February 2021: SHEILA KOHLER – Her short story, “The Changing Room” is published in the Jan./Feb. 2021 issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine.

January 25, 2021: TRACY K. SMITH — Her newly commissioned poem, “Travels Far,” is featured in MTA citywide memorial for workers lost to COVID-19. The digital project appears within 107 of the system’s subway stations (in all five boroughs and online) through February 7, 2021.

January 13, 2021: PAUL MULDOON — His poem “A Postcard from St. Barts” is published in Ploughshares Winter 2020-21 issue.

January 2021: ROWAN RICARDO PHILLIPS — His poetry collection, Living Weapon, (published in the US by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2020) will be published in the UK by Faber, marking Philips’ first publication in the UK.

January 2021: MONICA YOUN — Her 12-poem sequence “Study of Two Figures (Dr. Seuss / Chrysanthemum Pearl)” will be published as a multimedia interactive poetry feature in The New Yorker online.

2021: ROWAN RICARDO PHILLIPS — Farrar, Straus and Giroux will publish a new version of his non-fiction book on African American poetry, When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness.

 

FALL 2020

December 24, 2020: SHEILA KOHLER — Her novel, Open Secrets, is included among “The Best Books Vogue Editors Read in 2020.”

December 22, 2020: TRACY K. SMITHMy Name Will Grow Wide Like a Tree: Selected Poems, Yi Lei, translated by Smith from the Chinese with Changtai Bi, makes the PEN America Literary Awards longlist for the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation.

December 22, 2020: IDRA NOVEYLean Against This Late Hour, a collection of poems by Garous Abdolmalekian translated from the Persian by Novey and Ahmad Nadalizadeh, makes the PEN America Literary Awards longlist for the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation.

December 22, 2020: DANEZ SMITH —His poetry collection, Homie: Poems, makes the PEN America Literary Awards longlist for the PEN/VOELCKER Award for Poetry Collection.

December 2020: YIYUN LI – Her work, “The Reason Why,” is featured in The Yale Review Windham Campbell Prizes Issue.

December 1, 2020: PAUL MULDOON — Irish Repertory Theater presents a virtual performance by Liev Schreiber of Muldoon’s “Plaguey Hill,” a Covid diary, as part of their digital fall season.

December 2020: PAUL MULDOON – His work Binge (Lifeboat Press) wins the 2020 Michael Marks Award for the best poetry pamphlet published in the United Kingdom.

December 2020: ROWAN RICARDO PHILLIPS — The Australian Book Review named Living Weapon among its best books of the year.

November 24, 2020: JHUMPA LAHIRI – She is named a finalist for the John Florio Prize for Italian Translation for her translation of Trick by Domenico Starnone.

November 9, 2020: YIYUN LI – Her essay, “The Ability to Cry,” is published in the November 16 issue of The New Yorker.

November 5, 2020: YIYUN LI – Her review of Carmen Boullosa’s The Book of Anna is published in The New York Review of Books.

November 3, 2020: TRACY K. SMITH — My Name Will Grow Wide Like a Tree: Selected Poems of Yi Lei, translated by Tracy K. Smith and Changtai Bi, is published by Graywolf Press.

November 3, 2020: SHEILA KOHLER — Her story “Miss Martin,” which was in Cutting Edge edited by Joyce Carol Oates, is published in The Best American Mystery Stories 2020.

November 2020: DAPHNE KALOTAY — Her book Blue Hours is named a 2020 Massachusetts Book Awards “Must Read” in Fiction.

November 2020: PAUL MULDOON — His latest book of poems in Swedish, Förstklassigt Aloeträ, translated by Lars-Håkan Svensson, is published by Ellerströms Förlag.

November 2020: JOYCE CAROL OATES – She is the recipient of the Carvalho Prize, a Spanish award for distinguished contribution to the “noir” tradition.

October 28, 2020: ROWAN RICARDO PHILLIPS — His essay, “Looking Back on Baseball’s Silent Season,” is published as a featured essay in The New York Times Magazine.

October 20, 2020: PAUL MULDOON — The collection Dislocations: Selected Innovative Poems of Paul Muldoon, edited by John Kinsella, is published by Liverpool University Press.

October 13, 2020: ALEKSANDAR HEMON — He is named the 2020 winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature from Virginia’s Longwood University.

October 6, 2020: JOYCE CAROL OATES Her book, Cardiff, by the Sea: Four Novellas, is published by Grove Atlantic/The Mysterious Press.

October 6, 2020: JENNY XIE — She receives a 2020 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Poetry.

October 2, 2020: ROWAN RICARDO PHILLIPS — The Rumpus publishes a review of Phillips’ Living Weapon that situates the book squarely in this moment and also as the end of a trilogy.

October 1, 2020: IDRA NOVEY — Her collaboration with visual artist Erica Baum, “Too Soon to Tell,” is published by Poetry Society of America.

September 9, 2020: MONICA YOUN — Her poem “Study of Two Figures (Pasiphae/Sado)” is published in The Best American Poetry 2020 (Edited by Paisley Rekdal,  Simon & Schuster).

September 2020: ROWAN RICARDO PHILLIPS — His essay, “The 2020,” appears in the Fall 2020 issue of Virginia Quarterly Review.

Fall 2020: ROWAN RICARDO PHILLIPS — His poem “Violins” appears in the Library of America’s forthcoming anthology Lift Every Voice: Why African American Poetry Matters, edited by Kevin Young.

 

 


SUMMER 2020

Summer 2020: ROWAN RICARDO PHILLIPS — His poem “Prelude” was published by Yale Review as part of their new “Pandemic Files” feature.

Summer 2020: ROWAN RICARDO PHILLIPS — The Night Heron Barks published his poem for George Floyd, “Screens” in their Summer 2020 issue.

August 18, 2020: MONICA YOUN — She appeared in One Poem: A Protest Reading in Support of Black Lives.

August 14, 2020: ROWAN RICARDO PHILLIPS — An essay on his childhood memories of Antigua was published in Condé Nast Traveler.

August 3, 2020: SHEILA KOHLER – Her essay, “The Windmills of our Minds,” on reading Cervantes during the pandemic, is published in The American Scholar.

August 2020: SUSANNA STYRON — At the MOM Film Festival, she received a Best Director nomination for her film House of Teeth.

July/August 2020: JOYCE CAROL OATES — Her poems “The Blessing” and “That Other” are published in the July/August edition of Poetry magazine.

July 31 2020: MARK DOTEN — His story, “Judith and Ahmed: A Story of Friendship,” is published in The Literary Review.

July 30, 2020: JOYCE CAROL OATES — Her story “Hospice/Honeymoon” is published in The New Yorker as part of the summer’s online Flash Fiction series.

July 28, 2020: YIYUN LI — Her novel, Must I Go, is published by Random House.

July 20, 2020: YIYUN LI — Her short story, “Let Mothers Doubt”, is published in Esquire UK.

July 7, 2020: YIYUN LI — Her short story, “Under the Magnolia”, is published as part of the Decameron Project by The New York Times Magazine.

July 7, 2020: SHEILA KOHLER — Her novel, Open Secrets, is published by Penguin Books.

June 2020: IDRA NOVEY — Her short fiction piece, “Harmony, Interrupted: How Will Live Music Return?” is published in The Chronicles of Now.

June 2020: KIRSTIN VALDEZ QUADE — Her short fiction piece “Run: California Is on Fire” is published in The Chronicles of Now.

June 2020: JAMES RICHARDSON — His book of poems, For Now, is published by Copper Canyon Press.

June 2020: SUSANNA STYRON — Her documentary film, Out of My Head, is available on DVD and streaming platforms.

June 11, 2020: ROWAN RICARDO PHILLIPS — The Summer 2020 issue of Bomb Magazine contains an interview with Phillips by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gregory Pardlo.

June 9, 2020: ROWAN RICARDO PHILLIPS — His poem “Fantasia in a Time of Plague” appears in the anthology Together in a Sudden Strangeness, edited by Alice Quinn and published by Knopf.

June 9, 2020: JOYCE CAROL OATES Her novel, Night. Sleep. Death. The Stars., is published by HarperCollins.

June 2, 2020: SHEILA KOHLER – Her essay, “Camouflage“, is published in The American Scholar.

 


SPRING 2020

May 26, 2020: JOYCE CAROL OATES — Oates is named winner of the Cino del Duca World Prize.

May 18, 2020: JHUMPA LAHIRI — She is recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Pennsylvania at their 264th Commencement. Read the program

May 2020: MARK DOTEN — His story, “Open for Business,” is published in n+1.

April 2020: IDRA NOVEY — Her co-translation with Ahmad Nadalizadeh of Iranian poet Garous Abdolmalekian is published with Penguin Poets.

April 14, 2020: SUSANNA MOORE — Her memoir, Miss Aluminum, is published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

April 9, 2020: MICHAEL DICKMAN and YIYUN LI — Creative Writing faculty members named 2020 Guggenheim Fellows.

April 6, 2020: YIYUN LI — Her novel, Where Reasons End, is a finalist for the 2020 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

Spring 2020: BORIS FISHMAN — His new book, Savage Feast: Three Generations, Two Continents, and a Dinner Table, a family memoir told through recipes, is out in paperback from HarperCollins.

March 2020: BORIS FISHMANHis essay on the unexpected consequences of an unusual artist residency appears in the March 2020 issue of Travel + Leisure.

March 19, 2020: YIYUN LI — She is awarded one of the $165,000 Windham-Campbell Prizes for Fiction.

March 2, 2020: YIYUN LI — Her novel, Where Reasons End, is announced winner of the 2020 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award.

February 2020: ROWAN RICARDO PHILLIPS — His next book of poems, Living Weapon, is published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

February 7, 2020: YIYUN LI — Her novel, Where Reasons End, is on the longlist for the 2020 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

January 28, 2020: YIYUN LI — Her novel, Where Reasons End, is a finalist for the 2020 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award.

January 8, 2020: A. M. HOMES — With Princeton Alumni Weekly, she discusses writing her first libretto for the opera, Chunky in Heat. Read the interview

Early 2020: ALEKSANDAR HEMONThe Matrix 4, to be directed by Lana Wachowski, for which Hemon co-wrote the script with Lana and David Mitchell, presently in pre-production, goes into production.

 


FALL 2019

Fall/Winter 2019: IDRA NOVEY — Her fiction appears in the Fall/Winter issue of the Yale Review.

December 2019: MICHAEL DICKMAN — His latest poetry collection, Days & Days, is listed among The New York TimesBest Poetry Books of 2019.

December 2019: YIYUN LI — Her novel, Where Reasons End, makes several top books of 2019 lists including TIME Magazine, New York Times, The Irish Times, The Guardian, and NPR

December 2019: ROWAN RICARDO PHILLIPS — The paperback edition of The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey, winner of the 2019 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sportswriting, is published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

December 3, 2019: YIYUN LI — Literary Hub lists her novel Where Reasons End among “26 Books from the Last Decade that More People Should Read.”

November 2019: JAMES RICHARDSON — “Vectors 5:2: PG-50” and “Epilogue in Stone” published in American Poetry Review, November 2019, 10-12.

November 2019: MONICA YOUN — Youn is the winner of the Salmon O. Levinson Prize from the Poetry Foundation, which is a prize awarded by the editors of Poetry Magazine for a poem published in the magazine.

November 21, 2019: MONICA YOUN — Featured speaker at “Color Inside the Lines: Race & Subjectivity in Contemporary American Poetry” conference event on November 21 at Rutgers University.

November 19, 2019: PAUL MULDOON — His new collection of poems, Frolic and Detour (Farrar Straus & Giroux) is published.

November 18, 2019: ALEKSANDAR HEMON — The Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Canadian national book award, for which Hemon was one of the jurors, is awarded in Toronto, Canada.

November 12, 2019: YIYUN LI — Her travel essay about the Aland archipelago appears in The New York Times Style Magazine. Read the story

November 9, 2019: SHEILA KOHLER — Her story is published in The Cutting Edge, edited by Joyce Carol Oates.

November 6, 2019: JHUMPA LAHIRI — Honored at the American Academy in Rome‘s 125th Anniversary New York Gala for her outstanding commitment to scholarship and creativity.

November 5, 2019IDRA NOVEY — Her novel, Those Who Knew, comes out in paperback from Viking/Random House.

October 31, 2019: ALEKSANDAR HEMON — Hemon’s book, My Parents: An Introduction/This Does Not Belong to You, is published in the UK on October 31 (Brexit Day). It came out in the US in June 2019.

October 25, 2019: IDRA NOVEY — Her novel, Those Who Knew, named a finalist for the 2019 L.D. and LaVerne Harrell Clark Fiction Prize.

October 21, 2019: JAMES RICHARDSON — His poem, “On the Fly” appears in The New Yorker. Read the poem online in The New Yorker

October 15, 2019: JENNY XIE — As recipient of the Levis Reading Prize, Xie receives an award of $5,000 and reads from her prize-winning work on October 15, 2019, at 7 p.m. in Richmond at the VCU Cabell Library.

October 1, 2019: JOYCE CAROL OATES Her novel Pursuit (Mysterious Press) is published.

October 1, 2019: JOYCE CAROL OATES — Her story is published in The Best American Mystery Stories 2019.

October 1, 2019: JHUMPA LAHIRI — For The New Yorker Fiction Podcast, she reads and discusses “Quaestio De Centauris,” by Primo Levi, translated from the Italian by Jenny McPhee, which appeared in a 2015 issue of the magazine. Listen to the podcast

October 2019: ROWAN RICARDO PHILLIPS — He turns in the script for the full-length feature film, Clemente, which will be produced by Legendary Films and directed by “OJ: MADE IN AMERICA” creator Ezra Edelman.

October 2019: JOYCE CAROL OATES — Cutting Edge: New Stories of Mystery and Crime by Women Writers (Akashic Books), edited and with an introduction by Oates, is published.

October 2019: JOYCE CAROL OATES — “A Theory Pre-Postmortem” (fiction) is published in Conjunctions: Earth Elegies.

October 2019: YIYUN LI — “Department of No Solution” (story) appeared in Zoetrope.

October 2019: YIYUN LI — Introduction to The Folio Great Short Stories, published by Folio Society.

October 2019: KIRSTIN VALDEZ QUADE — She receives the Fred R. Brown Literary Award from the University of Pittsburgh.

September 26, 2019: TRACY K. SMITH — Smith receives the 2019 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Poetry for Wade in the Water at the official awards ceremony.

September 16, 2019: TRACY K. SMITH — Her poem, “The Man Who Owned Me,” appears in The New Yorker. Read the poem online in The New Yorker 

September 9, 2019: JHUMPA LAHIRI — Trick by Domenico Starnone, translated from the Italian by Jhumpa Lahiri (Europa Editions), is included on 2019 Italian Prose in Translation Award (IPTA) Shortlist.

September 2019: ROWAN RICARDO PHILLIPS — His essay “The Jets, the Bills, and the Art of Losing” appears in The Paris Review Daily.

September 2019: JHUMPA LAHIRI — Publication of The Penguin Book of Short Stories, edited and partially translated by Lahiri, which includes a translation of Italo Calvino born out of her Fall 2017 creative writing course, “To and From Italian.”

Fall 2019: JAMES RICHARDSON — “Incredulous Essay on Hummingbirds,” appears in New England Review 40:3 (2019), 131-133. Read the essay online

Fall 2019: SHEILA KOHLER — Her story called “The Teacher” appears in the Fall issue of Salmagundi.

 


SUMMER 2019

Summer 2019: JOYCE CAROL OATES — “Mr. Stickum” (fiction) appears in the new, reconstituted and “woke” Playboy.

August 27, 2019: SHEILA KOHLER — Her story, “Cracks,” is published online in Paris Review Redux.

July 2019: KIRSTIN VALDEZ QUADE — She reads John L’Heureux’s story, “The Long, Black Line,” for The New Yorker podcast. Listen to the podcast

July 2019: DAPHNE KALOTAY — Her novel Blue Hours (TriQuarterly Books) is published.

June 2019: ALEKSANDAR HEMON — As a naturalized U.S. citizen, he is recognized among ‘Great Immigrants’ for his contributions to American society by Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Summer 2019: JOYCE CAROL OATESThe Triumph of the Spider Monkey (novella) is reprinted by Hard Case Crime with a new cover by iconic pulp fiction artist Robert McGinnis.

Summer 2019: SHEILA KOHLER — Her story, “The Cure,” is published in Speak Magazine, Issue 3.

 


SPRING 2019

Spring 2019: SHEILA KOHLER — Her essay titled “Dostoevsky” is published in The Antioch Review, Vol. 77

Spring 2019: DAPHNE KALOTAY — Her story “Providence” is published in Missouri Review.

May 2019: TRACY K. SMITH — She receives the 2019 Harvard Arts Medal, awarded to recognize excellence and demonstrated achievement in the arts by a Harvard or Radcliffe alumnus/a or faculty member.

May 2019: SIMON ARMITAGE — During his time as Holmes Visiting Professor of Creative Writing, Armitage is named the United Kingdom’s next Poet Laureate.

May/June 2019: SHEILA KOHLER — Her story, “The Darling,” published in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine

March 19, 2019: MICHAEL DICKMAN — His collection of poems, Days & Days, is published by Penguin Random House.

March 2019: YIYUN LI — Her story, “All Will Be Well,” appears in The New Yorker. Listen to Li read the story or read online at The New Yorker

March 2019: ROWAN RICARDO PHILLIPS — He wins the 2019 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing for The Circuit, his nonfiction sports narrative on the 2017 men’s professional tennis season.

February 2019: JOYCE CAROL OATES — She wins the 2019 Jerusalem Prize, which honors writers whose work evokes “The Freedom of the Individual in Society,” by Jerusalem International Book Forum.

February 2019: ERIKA L. SÁNCHEZ — She receives a 2019 Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

February 2019: YIYUN LI — Her novel, Where reasons End, is published by Random House (North America) and Hamish Hamilton (UK and Commonwealth).

 


FALL 2018

December 2018: SIMON ARMITAGE — During his time as Holmes Visiting Professor of Creative Writing, Armitage is awarded the 2018 Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

December 2018: JHUMPA LAHIRI — Her English translation of Trick by Domenico Starnone makes 2019 PEN American Literary Awards Longlist for Translation.

December 2018: ROWAN RICARDO PHILLIPS — His work of nonfiction, The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey, makes 2019 PEN American Literary Awards Longlist for Literary Sports Writing.

December 2018: JENNY XIE — Her poetry collection, Eye Level, makes 2019 PEN American Literary Awards Longlist for Open Book Award.

December 2018: TRACY K. SMITH — Her collection, Wade in the Water, included on The New York TimesBest Poetry of 2018 annual list.

November 6, 2018: IDRA NOVEY — Her novel, Those Who Knew, is published by Viking/Random House. The book is chosen as a November 2018 Indie Next Paperback Pick by the American Booksellers Association.

November 2018: YIYUN LI — Her memoir, Dear Friend from My Life I Write to you in Your Life, is a finalist for Le Prix Medicis, France.

November 2018: TRACY K. SMITH — Her collection, Wade in the Water, included on The New York Times100 Notable Books of 2018 list.

October 1, 2018: YIYUN LI — Her story, “When We Were Happy We Had Other Names,” appears in The New Yorker. Listen to Li read the story or read online at The New Yorker

September 2018: TERRANCE HAYES — His collection, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, included on longlist for National Book Award in Poetry.

September 2018: JENNY XIE — Her collection, Eye Level, included on longlist for National Book Award in Poetry.

September 2018: JHUMPA LAHIRI — Her English translation of Trick by Domenico Starnone included on longlist for National Book Award in Translated Literature.

 


SUMMER 2018

July 2018: PHIL KLAY — Awarded the 2018 George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize for Journalism, Arts & Letters (for outstanding work in the category Cultural & Historical Criticism by Saint Thomas More: The Catholic Chapel & Center at Yale University and the directors of America Media) for his short story collection, Redeployment.

June 2018: A. M. HOMES — Penguin Random House publishes her third short story collection, Days of Awe.

Summer 2018: SHEILA KOHLER — Her story, “Monsieur André,” is published in Fiction no. 63