Tagged: excerpts

On Lowell in the classroom at BU

The class met at Boston University on Tuesdays from two to four in a dismal room the shape of a shoe box. It was a bleak spot, as if it had been forgotten for years, like the spinning room in Sleeping Beauty‚Äôs castle. We were not allowed to smoke, but everyone smoked anyhow, using their […]

Jhumpa Lahiri on growing up literary

Jhumpa Lahiri, a 1993 graduate of our Fiction program in Creative Writing and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for her debut collection Interpreter of Maladies, has an article in The New Yorker about her literary childhood, “Trading Stories: Notes from a Literary Apprenticeship” : What I really sought was a better-marked trail of my parents’ […]