Creative Writing

2021 Creative Writing Faculty and Alumni Publications

2021 book publications by MFA Creative Writing alumni.

The New School Creative Writing Program is proud to announce its list of 2021 alumni and faculty book publications. This year, 15 books have been published by alumni of the MFA in Creative Writing Program, 1 book has been published by alumni of the BPATS program, and 3 books have been published by faculty of the Creative Writing Program.

The list includes publications from the “Big Four” publishing houses, university presses, and independent publishers. All four genres of study offered by the MFA in Creative Writing Program are represented: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and writing for children and young adults.

Congratulations to all! *If you published a book this year or know of a fellow MFA alumni who published a book, please let us know by emailing and we will add you to this list.

MFA Program Alumni

2021 book publications by MFA Creative Writing alumni.

Tiffany Babb, MFA ’20, A List of Things I’ve Lost, Vegetarian Alcoholic Press

Janet Beard, MFA ’05, The Ballad of Laurel Springs, Gallery Books

Keisha Bush, MFA ‘15, No Heaven For Good Boys, St. Martin’s Press

Mary Dixie Carter, MFA ‘17, The Photographer, Macmillan Publishers 

Katherine Dykstra, MFA ‘15, WHAT HAPPENED TO PAULA: ON THE DEATH OF AN AMERICAN GIRL, was published by W.W. Norton

Safia Elhillo, MFA ’15, Home Is Not a Country, Make Me a World

Ellen Hagen, MFA ‘03, Reckless, Glorious, Girl, Bloomsbury, Blooming Fiascoes, Northwestern University Press

Zakiya Harris, MFA ‘16, The Other Black Girl, Simon & Schuster

S.N. Kirby, MFA ’17, Lunatiques, Blue Jade Press

Janae Marks, WFCYA ‘10, A SOFT PLACE TO LAND, with HarperCollins Katherine Tegen Books

Cynthia Manick, MFA ‘07, The Future of Black: Afrofuturism, Black comics, and Super Hero Poetry, Blair Publishing

AE Osworth, MFA ‘16, We Are Watching Eliza Bright, Grand Central Publishing (an imprint of Hachette)

Julia Rubin, MFA ’17, Trouble Girls, Wednesday Book/ Macmillan

NIcole Santalucia, MFA ‘08, The Book of Dirt, NYQ Books

Rainsford Stauffer, BPATS ’17, An Ordinary Age, Harper Perrenial

Masha Tupitsyn, MFA ‘19, Time Tells Time, Archway Editions (an imprint of Simon & Schuster)

Creative Writing Faculty

2021 book publications by MFA Creative Writing faculty.

Alexandra Kleeman, Something New Under the Sun, Penguin Random House

Susan Shapiro,  The Forgiveness Tour: How to Find the Perfect Apology, Simon & Schuster, 
World in Between: Based on a True Refugee Story (co-written with  Kenan Trebincevic), Clarion Mariner

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