Category: Memoir Publications

Stacy Mattingly publishes essay in Off Assignment

Stacy Mattingly (Fiction ’11) published a moving essay about a bit of family history in Off Assignment.  The essay, called “To the Spy I’m Named For,” is part of the excellent “Letter to a Stranger” column.  Read it here! Off Assignment had this to say about the piece: R was a spy, a diplomat from Mississippi, a CIA man in […]

Nell Stevens’ memoir to be published by Picador, among others

We’re thrilled to announce that Nell Stevens (Fiction 2013) has sold her book to Picador in the UK, Doubleday in the US, and Knopf in Canada!  The book, called Bleaker House, is part memoir, part travelogue, and part short story collection.  It documents Nell’s time in the Falklands as she desperately tries–and fails–to write a novel, navigates intense loneliness, and comes […]

Jessica Ullian publishes essay in BuzzFeed Books

Jessica Ulliam (fiction ’09) has recently published a moving and insightful essay about the struggles of being both a parent and a writer.  Here’s an excerpt: I write from this place of forced calm because the alternative is not to write at all. I could accept that the free-spirited imagination I once had has been forever subsumed […]

Qais Akbar Omar interviewed by The Economist

Qais Akbar Omar (Fiction, 2015) is interviewed today at The Economist’s Prospero literary blog. From the interview: WHEN the Taliban were forced out of Kabul in 2001, life began once again for Qais Akbar Omar. He helped rebuild the family carpet business, became an interpreter for the United Nations, worked on a Dari-language production of […]