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Summer Reading: Books by UNCG Faculty and Alumni

June 21, 2019

It’s the first day of summer! This has been a great year so far for Greensboro faculty and alums, so be sure to check out the University Communications reading recommendations among books published in 2019: https://newsandfeatures.uncg.edu/summer-reading-books-faculty-alumni/

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Doua Thao wins 100th Annual O. Henry Prize

May 22, 2019

Doua Thao, a graduate of the Greensboro MFA and former editor of The Greensboro Review, has received the 2019 O. Henry prize for short fiction in recognition of “Flowers for America” (published in Fiction). Congratulations to Doua for this great …

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Michael Parker’s latest novel receives Booklist starred review

March 5, 2019

Joan Curbow’s Booklist starred review of Prairie Fever, coming May 2019 from Algonquin Books, applauds Parker’s new work as a “chimerical slipstream of a novel.” https://www.workman.com/products/prairie-fever

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Alumna Jamey Bradbury on her new novel and UNCG experience

April 25, 2018

Author Jamey Bradbury, whose debut novel The Wild Inside was released last month by William Morrow, talks about her experience in Greensboro: “UNCG was absolutely essential to my development as a writer.” http://www.greensboro.com/go_triad/arts/books/new-author-uncg-was-absolutely-essential-to-my-development-as/article_a1679f39-ab8f-5276-9f83-bfe803b378a1.html

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Empty Clip: Poetry Collection by Emilia Phillips Available for Pre-Order

February 15, 2018

The third poetry collection by Emilia Phillips, faculty member at the MFA Writing Program at Greensboro, is now available for pre-order from University of Akron Press: http://www.uakron.edu/uapress/browse-books/book-details/index.dot?id=71fe05ca-8642-4380-bcfa-cf5cad806213

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Tin House Interview with Michael Parker

January 14, 2018

Greensboro writer Michael Parker talks about his new collection of flash fiction, Everything, Then and Since, over at Tin House: http://tinhouse.com/truly-brutally-alive-interview-michael-parker/

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The Bright Hour by Nina Riggs featured in New York Times

December 31, 2017

The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, from MFA Writing Program alumna Nina Riggs, is highlighted as “one of the most helpful” non-self-help books of the year from the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/21/books/review/best-self-help.html  

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The Salt Line: Holly Goddard Jones on Her New Novel

October 1, 2017

Holly Goddard Jones, fiction faculty at the MFA Writing Program at Greensboro, talks about her post-apocalyptic novel The Salt Line over at Fiction Writers Review and Paste: http://fictionwritersreview.com/interview/facing-the-scary-thing-in-the-dark-an-interview-with-holly-goddard-jones/ & https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/09/the-salt-line-holly-goddard-jones.html

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Stuart Dischell Releases New Collection of Poetry

September 18, 2017

Children with Enemies, the fifth full-length poetry collection from MFA Writing Program at Greensboro poet Stuart Dischell, is now available from the University of Chicago Press: http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/C/bo27035261.html

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NPR Reviews Travis Mulhauser’s “Electrifying” Debut Novel

February 16, 2016

Sweetgirl, MFA alum Travis Mulhauser’s debut novel from Ecco/Harper Collins, is “hilarious, heartbreaking and true,” according to NPR: https://www.npr.org/2016/02/02/463861284/a-blizzard-meth-and-a-missing-mom-make-sweetgirl-a-harrowing-read

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