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Preeti Kaur Rajpal was awarded the 2022 McKnight Artist Fellowships in Creative Writing. Djerassi alum ('22),Preeti Kaur Rajpal, was awarded the 2022 McKnight Artist Fellowships in Creative Writing. Preeti's work can be found in The Sikh Review, Spook, Tupelo Quarterly, The Lantern Review, and other publications. Her debut poetry book, membery, explores issues of belonging, to both family and the nation-state, and will be published by Tupelo Press. Read more.

Olivia Clare Friedman publishes her debut novel Here Lies. Olivia Clare Friedman, Djerassi alum ('10), releases her debut novel Here Lies, a visceral and portentous look at mourning, memory, and motherhood in an alternate Louisiana ravaged by climate change. Read more.

Ken Eklund accepts a Peabody Legacy Award. Ken Eklund, Djerassi alum ('17), received a Peabody Legacy Award for an alternate reality game, World Without Oil, created in 2007. The Peabody organization recognized it as a groundbreaking achievement in the category of Digital and Interactive work. Read more.

Changing Light, an article by Yalitza Ferreras. Djerassi alum and former board member Yalitza Ferreras describes her experience at the first artist residency she attended, the Djerassi Program, and discusses the unique qualities and value of her experience at other artist residencies. Read the full article Changing Light, in Departures Magazine. Read more