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Novelist Kamila Shamsie '88 MFA Receives Praise for 'Home Fire'

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Kamila Shamsie '88 MFA is seeing praise for her new novel Home Fire, a retelling of Sophocles' ancient Greek play Antigone. In a recent New York Times review, Home Fire is described as having "one of the most memorable final scenes... in a novel this century".

detail of a painting depicting a woman and a baby used as the cover for Lilli de Jong.

Review of Lili De Jong by Janet Benton

Monday, August 7, 2017

You would be hard-pressed to find a more intimate—even revolutionary—depiction of the emotional and sensory experiences of motherhood than you’ll read in Lilli de Jong, the debut novel from Janet Benton ’92 MFA.