Creative Writing

Faculty News + Recognitions

SUMMER 2020 and beyond

Forthcoming: JOYCE CAROL OATES Upcoming poems in Poetry and Salmagundi.

Forthcoming: JOYCE CAROL OATES Upcoming story in The New Yorker.

Forthcoming: SHEILA KOHLER — Her new novel, Open Secrets will be released by Penguin.

Forthcoming: MARK DOTEN — Upcoming stories in n+1 and The Literary Review.

Late 2020 or 2021: BORIS FISHMAN — An essay about Nabokov’s “Lolita” is included in the anthology Lolita in the Afterlife: On Beauty, Risk, and Reckoning with the Most Indelible and Shocking Novel of the 20th Century, edited by Jenny Minton, whose father was the first to publish “Lolita” in the US, out from Vintage.

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

June 2020: JOYCE CAROL OATES Her new novel, Night. Sleep. Death. The Stars., will be published by HarperCollins.

 


SPRING 2020

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

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 LILiterary 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, 2019IDRA 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 OATESCutting 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 LAHIRITrick 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.”

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

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.

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.

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

 


SPRING 2019

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

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.

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