In the Media

Emily X.R. Pan (2017) has an upcoming book, The Astonishing Color of After, and that book has a cover! The YA novel behind the cover will be presented to the world in March 2018. The book has already made the American Booksellers Association’s “Indies Introduce” list of potential top sellers for independent bookstores. Watch this space (and Facebook and Instagram) for more Emily news. Cover as shown by Paste Magazine

Cover: Sasha Illingworth

Mark Jackson (2003) American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced the appointment of Mark Jackson as the company’s new Studio A.C.T. Director. Learn more

Camille Dungy (2014) received one of 36 Creative Writing Fellowships for $25,000 from the NEA. Since 1967, the NEA has awarded more than 3,400 Creative Writing Fellowships worth $46 million. Many American recipients of the National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and Fiction were recipients of NEA fellowships early in their careers. Full list of 2018 Creative Writing Fellowship recipients

Camille Dungy (2014) was included in Women Writing About the Wild: 25 Essential Authors Learn more

Lisa Locascio (2014 + winter 2015) is interviewed on the state of Californian literature. Learn more

Photo: Patrick Gookin

Val Britton has work featured in Artsy's What It’s Like to Be an Artist in Residence at Facebook article Read the full article

Ngozi Anyanwu (2017) was featured in the New York Times article Daughters of African Immigrants Use the Stage to Tell of Two Worlds "Danai Gurira, Jocelyn Bioh, Mfoniso Udofia and Ngozi Anyanwu share first-generation stories. 'You can complain about how your culture is depicted,' says Ms. Anyanwu, 'or you can do it yourself.'" Read the full article here

Ayad Akhar (2015) wins Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History Read the New York Times article here

Ingrid Rojas Contreras (2013) is on the BookPage list of 11 Women to Watch in 2018! See the full list here