January 11, 2016

Edmund White named New York State Author

Professor of Creative Writing Edmund White has been named New York’s 11th State Author by Governor Andrew Cuomo. White is the author of more than two dozen works of fiction, memoir, biography, and criticism.

“I’ve lived most of my life in New York and have written about it extensively. It’s astonishing to be recognized by my home and my subject.” – Edmund White

In addition, acclaimed poet and former Creative Writing faculty member Yusef Komunyakaa was named the 11th State Poet. Read the full announcement…

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