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RED CLOCKS by Leni Zumas (MFA'04) chosen by TIME as a BEST NOVEL OF 2018 SO FAR

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

RED CLOCKS was chosen by TIME as a Best Novel of 2018 So Far and by Vulture as one of the 100 Most Important Books of the 21st Century.   Additional comments about the book include:...

Andrea Lawlor's (MFA'12) novel to be published by Picador Publishing in the UK

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Andrea Lawlor's (MFA'12) novel, PAUL TAKES THE FORM OF A MORTAL GIRL, will be published in 2019 by PIcador Publishing in the UK .  Read the announcement here.

Spanish-language translation of Ocean's Vuong's book released

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Spanish-language translation of Ocean Vuong's Night Sky with Exit Wounds (Cielo nocturno con heridas de fuego) was released by Vaso Roto Ediciones on July 16, 2018.

Kimberly Lojewski's (MFA'15) debut story collection published by Burrows Press.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The story collection, Worm Fiddling Nocturne in the Key of a Broken Heart, is reviewed in Kirkus Reviews.  It is set to be released on September 18, 2018.  The book release party will take place in...

Natasha Trethewey (MFA'95) appointed to American Academy of Arts and Sciences' new Commission on the Arts

Friday, August 10, 2018

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is launching a new Commission on the Arts. With distinguished cochairs, including UMass MFA alum and former Poet Laureate of the United States Natasha...

Kamila Shamsie (MFA'98) wins Britain's Women's Prize for Fiction

Friday, July 27, 2018

Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire, which reworks Sophocles’ tragedy Antigone to tell the story of a British Muslim family’s connection to Islamic State, has won the Women’s Prize for Fiction, acclaimed by...