Alumni: Prose

Leo Rios (2018)

  Leo Ríos is a fiction writer from Delano, California. He studied English, Spanish and Latinx Studies at UCLA, where he was recipient of a scholarship...

Hiram Perez (2018)

  Hiram Perez is an Associate Professor of English at Vassar College, where he also teaches for a variety of multidisciplinary programs, including Women’s Studies, Africana...

Barry Jay Kaplan (2017)

  Barry Jay Kaplan is the author of the novels Black Orchid (with Nicholas Meyer), and Biscayne, both selections of the Literary Guild. His short stories...

Kit Frick (2017)

Kit Frick is a writer living in Brooklyn, NY. She works in both the poetry and prose fiction forms and is the author of two...

Elisabeth Anton (2017)

  Elisabeth Anton was born in New York where she is currently living and writing. She received her BA in Literature from Yale University, and her...

Rone Shavers (2011, 2017)

Rone Shavers ('17 and ’11) is a writer who publishes in multiple genres. His fiction has appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, www.identitytheory.com, Longform.org, Nth Word,...

Karin Lin-Greenberg (2017)

    Karin Lin-Greenberg is a fiction writer who lives in Halfmoon, NY. She earned an AB in English from Bryn Mawr College, an MA in literature...

Laurie Stone (2005)

Laurie Stone is author of My Life as an Animal, Stories (TriQuarterly Books, Northwestern University Press), the novel Starting with Serge (Doubleday), and the essay...

Nina Herzog (2009, 2016)

Born in Zagreb and fluent in Croatian, Nina Herzog (’09,'16) has an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from...

Vicky Madden (2016)

Vicki Madden is a New York City public school teacher and writer who writes and speaks about what we used to call the American Dream:...

Megan Culhane Galbraith (2016)

Megan Culhane Galbraith is the Director of the Young Writers Institute at Bennington College. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Catapult, PANK, The Review...

Sigrid Nunez (2016)

  Sigrid Nunez has published six novels, including A Feather on the Breath of God, The Last of Her Kind, and, most recently, Salvation City. She is...

Tracey Rose Peyton (2016)

Tracey Rose Peyton is a writer living in Brooklyn.  Her short fiction has appeared in Guernica, Pank Magazine, Vandal, and Obsidian. She has been awarded fellowships from...

George Wen (2015)

George Wen was born in Seattle, Washington. A graduate of Dartmouth, Cambridge University, Harvard, the University of Paris, and the Columbia University Graduate School of...

Joanne Pottlitzer (2015)

Joanne Pottlitzer, a writer, theatre director, and translator, has produced many Latin American plays in New York and is the winner of two Obies, two...

Heidi Diehl (2015)

Fiction writer Heidi Diehl is based in Brooklyn. She earned her BA in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College and her MFA in Creative Writing—Fiction...

Stephen Kuusisto

Stephen Kuusisto (2015)

Stephen Kuusisto is the author of the memoirs Planet of the Blind(a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year”) andEavesdropping: A Memoir of Blindness...

Jason Brooks Brown (1995)

Jason Brown  is an American writer. He has published two collections of short stories, and his fiction has appeared in magazines including Harper's and The...

David Staudt (1996)

David Staudt grew up in Lehighton, Carbon County, the son of factory workers. A Navy veteran, he earned an M.F.A. in writing from Cornell, and...

Angie Cruz (1998)

Angie Cruz was born in Washington Heights, New York City. She is of Dominican descent, and often traveled back and forth between New York City...

Destiny Kinal (1999)

Destiny Kinal is a writer, book artist, marketing consultant, feminist, bioregionalist and publisher. And, yes, that is her real name, awarded to her at birth...

James Canon (2003)

James Canon was born and raised in Colombia. After majoring in advertising in Bogotá, he moved to New York to learn English. He received his...

Emily Stone (2004)

Born in New Orleans and raised in Brooklyn, Emily Stone is a devoted Hin-Jew who has been writing since she could talk. Some of Emily's...

Nancy Kline (2004)

Nancy Piore writes under the name Nancy Kline. Her short stories, essays, translations, and reviews have appeared widely, most recently in Stone Canoe, Brooklyn Rail,...

Douglas Danoff (2005)

Douglas Danoff is a creative non-fiction writer based in New York City. His writing has been published by The New York Times, Wine Spectator, Men’s Health,ARTnews, The Threepenny Review, AGNI,The Jerusalem...

Ginnah Howard (2006, 2011)

Ginnah Howard also held a Saltonstall residency in 2011. Her stories have appeared in Water~Stone Review, Permafrost, Portland Review, Descant 145, Eleven Eleven Journal, Stone...

Amy Brill (2006)

Amy Brill is a writer and producer. Her articles, essays, and short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous publications including One Story, The Common,...

Sophie McManus (2007)

Sophie McManus was born in New York City and is a graduate of Vassar College and Sarah Lawrence College's MFA program. She is a recipient...

Abeer Hoque (2008)

Abeer Hoque is a Nigerian-born Bangladeshi-American writer and photographer with BS and MA degrees from the Wharton School of Business and an MFA in writing...

Shelley Ettinger (2008)

Shelley Ettinger was born in 1954 in Detroit and grew up in Oak Park, Michigan. She moved to Ann Arbor in 1972. There she attended...

Elizabeth Kadetsky (2008)

Elizabeth Kadetsky is author of a memoir (First There Is a Mountain, Little Brown), a story collection (The Poison that Purifies You, C&R Press) and,...

James Hannaham (2009)

James Hannaham's stories have appeared in The Literary Review, Open City and Nerve, Significant Objects, and One Story. He has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony,...

Lauren Alleyne (2009)

Lauren K. Alleyne hails from the twin-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. She holds an M.F.A. in Poetry and a graduate certificate in Feminist, Gender,...

Brooke Shaffner (2010)

Brooke Shaffner received her MFA in creative writing from Columbia University, where she was a Dean’s Fellow. Her memoir, Between That Body and This One,...

Caron Levis (2010)

Caron enjoys writing fiction and plays for children, teens, and adults. Her first picture book for children, Stuck with the Blooz, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in...

Lisa Ko (2010)

Lisa Ko is a writer and editor living in New York City. Her fiction and nonfiction has appeared in Narrative, One Teen Story, The Brooklyn...

Nellie Hermann (2010)

Nellie Hermann grew up in Newton, Massachusetts, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.  Her first novel, The Cure for Grief, published in 2008 by...

Helen Rubinstein (2011)

Helen Rubinstein, an M.F.A. candidate in Nonfiction, has published essays in The Paris Review Daily, The Seneca Review, Slice, Witness, Salon, The New York Times, and elsewhere,...

Bushra Rehman (2011)

Bushra Rehman’s first novel Corona, a dark comedy about being South Asian in the United States, was noted among Poets & Writers Best Debut Fiction and...

Colleen Kinder (2011)

Colleen is the author of the guidebook Delaying the Real World: A Twentysomething's Guide to Seeking Adventure(Running Press, 2005). Her essays and articles have appeared...

Elizabeth Greenwood (2011)

Elizabeth Greenwood grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts.  She is currently at work on a book about people who have faked their deaths, entitled PLAYING DEAD: The...

Masha Tupitsyn (2012)

Masha Tupitsyn is the author of LACONIA: 1,200 Tweets on Film;(ZerO Books, 2011), Beauty Talk & Monsters, a collection of film-based stories (Semiotext(e) Press, 2007), and co-editor of...

Celina Su (2012)

Celina Su was born in São Paulo and lives in New York. She is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the City University of...

Rich Orloff (2012)

Rich Orloff is the author of fifteen full-length plays (mostly comedies) and over seventy short plays. His award-winning plays have been presented at such theaters as...

Jonathan Blunk (2012)

Jonathan Blunk is writing the authorized biography of the American poet James Wright. He is co-editor of Wright’s selected letters, A Wild Perfection (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005)....

Jackie Thomas-Kennedy (2013)

Jackie Thomas-Kennedy is the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Ucross Foundation, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.   Her work has...

Robert Proehl (2013)

Bob Proehl is a writer, DJ and bookseller living in Ithaca, NY. His short fiction has appeared in Stone Canoe, Essays & Fictions, The Cleveland...

Racquel Goodison (2013)

Racquel Goodison is an Assistant Professor of English at the City University of New York. She has been a resident at Yaddo and a recipient of...

Jacob Dawson (2013)

Born a military brat, Jacob Dawson began his career as a storyteller navigating the many new schools, new neighborhoods, and nearly terrible situations that somehow...

Nadia Kalman (2014)

Nadia Kalman is the author of the novel, The Cosmopolitans, which won the Emerging Fiction prize from Moment magazine and was a finalist for the...

Lauren Ferebee (2014)

Lauren Ferrebee is currently the 2014 Hub-Bub Theatre Artist-in-Residence in Spartanburg, SC, her first sojourn away from New York City in ten years.   Her play Somewhere...

Sarah Jefferis (2014)

Sarah Jefferis’ first poetry book Forgetting the Salt was published by Foothills Press in October 2008. Recently she won the Bea Gonzalez poetry prize for...

Lauren Yee (2014)

Lauren Yee is a playwright who earned her BA at Yale and her MFA at the University of California at San Diego. Her plays include: Ching...

Debbie Urbanski (2014)

Debbie Urbanski’s fiction has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The Kenyon Review, New England Review, The Southern Review, The Sun, Alaska Quarterly Review, Tin House’s Open Bar, and the UK science fiction...

Allison Amend (2003)

Allison Amend was born in Chicago, Illinois, on a day when the Cubs beat the Mets 2-0. In high school, she lived for a year...