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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".

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.

Ocean Vuong joins UMass Amherst’s MFA for Poets and Writers

Friday, March 31, 2017

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is thrilled to announce that Ocean Vuong has been hired as a full-time faculty member in the MFA for Poets and Writers. Poet and essayist Ocean Vuong is the...

Tony Tulathimutte Captures Whiting Award

Thursday, March 23, 2017

We're delighted to share the news that visiting professor, Tony Tulathimutte, is one of the ten winners of the annual Whiting Award....

UMass MFA at AWP

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The UMass MFA will be participating in the 2017 AWP Conference in DC! Below are some events featuring MFA student and alumni. Please drop by our booth (807) to say hello – we hope to see you there!...

Peter Gizzi a Finalist for National Book Award

Thursday, October 6, 2016

We’re proud to share that Professor Peter Gizzi is a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award in poetry for his new collection Archeophonics (Wesleyan University Press). He is a finalist alongside...