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A Sampling of Alumni Careers in Writing and Related Fields

Eula Biss 95F: Recipient of National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism for Notes from No Man’s Land.

Elizabeth Brundage 78F: Novelist, author of The Doctor’s Wife, Somebody Else’s Daughter, and A Stranger Like You.

Leah Hager Cohen 85F: Nonfiction works include Train Go Sorry: Inside a Deaf World and Without Apology: Girls, Women, and the Desire to Fight; novels include The Grief of Others; Heat Lightning; Heart, You Bully, You Punk; and House Lights.

Peter Cole 77F: Poet and translator; recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship; 2010 Academy Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Sarah Goldfinger 94F: Television writer and producer; credits includes CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Brothers and Sisters, and the new Hawaii Five-O; consulting producer NBC's Parenthood

Edward Humes 75F: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist; author of Force of Nature, School of Dreams, No Matter How Loud I Shout, Mississippi Mud, Mean Justice, Baby E.R, Over Here, Monkey Girl, and Eco Barons.

Sidney Kirkpatrick 74F: Author of Hitler’s Holy Relics: A True Story of Nazi Plunder.

Patricia Klindienst 71F: Author of The Earth Knows My Name.

Jon Krakauer 72F: Literary journalist, author of Under the Banner of Heaven, Into Thin Air, Into the Wild, and Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman.

Mike Ladd 88F: Poet, librettist, essayist, cultural critic, performance artist.

Nancy Lord 70F: Alaska Writer Laureate, author of Fishcamp: Life on an Alaskan Shore, Green Alaska: Dreams from the Far Coast, Beluga Days: Tracking a White Whale’s Truths, and Rock Water Wild: An Alaskan Life.

Brett Martin 89F: Author of Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad.

Matthew Pitt 92F: Author of short-story collection Attention Please Now.

Jeff Sharlet 90F: Author of The Family: Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power and C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy; editor and co-founder of online magazine Kill the Buddha.

Doug Stanton 79F: Author of Horse Soldiers and In Harm’s Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors.

Lí Thi Diem Thuy 90F: Author of The Gangster We Are All Looking For; 2004 Guggenheim Fellowship, 2008 United States Artists Fellowship.

Naomi Wallace 78F: Playwright, MacArthur Fellowship recipient; works include One Flea Spare, Slaughter City, and The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek.

 
 

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