Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing

Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing News

The latest faculty, staff, and student news in the Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing. For the latest College news and upcoming events, visit the News & Events section.

  • Hoffman, Richard

    Hoffman's 'Love & Fury' gets good reviews

    The memoir Love & Fury by Richard Hoffman, senior writer-in-residence at Emerson, has received positive reviews in the Boston Globe and Concord Monitor.

  • Marshall

    Marshall nominated for PEN Literary Award

    Associate Professor Megan Marshall, who recently won a Pulitzer Prize for authoring Margaret Fuller: A New American Life, has been nominated for a PEN Literary Award.

  • Roush

    Queer evolution instructor reflects on Pride Parade

    Faculty member Jason Roush '97, whose Evolution of Queer Theory course was recently voted #4 best LGBT course in the U.S., reflects on Boston Pride Week.

  • Benoit Denizet-Lewis

    Denizet-Lewis's book in USA Today

    WLP Assistant Professor Benoit Denizet-Lewis was highlighted as a "hot summer author" for his new book, which chronicles a cross-country trip with his dog, Casey.

  • Pascal

    Internship inspires child readers

    A recent Writing, Literature, and Publishing graduate is being praised for launching an essay contest in which children explain why they love reading.

  • Gary Grossman

    Alumnus Grossman’s book selected in Paris Book Festival

    Author, producer, and Emerson Trustee Gary Grossman ’70 was highlighted in the 2014 Paris Book Festival for his political thriller Executive Command.  

  • Berger

    Three graduate students recognized

    The Office of Graduate Studies has recognized three students for outstanding achievement as the 2013–2014 academic year comes to a close.

  • Van Leuven

    Alumna awarded for 'Scarecrow' biography

    Holly Van Leuven ’12, who is working on the first-ever biography of Wizard of Oz Scarecrow actor Ray Bolger, will receive the Hazel Rowley Prize for Best Proposal for a First Biography by the Biographers International Organization on May 17.

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Steve YarbroughProfessor Steve Yarbrough has been elected to the Fellowship of Southern Writers, and, in addition, will receive the 2015 Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction this spring from the same organization.

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Jennifer CrystalCurrent MFA Jennifer Crystal recently signed a book deal with Belfort & Bastion for her memoir Et Voilà: One Traveler's Journey from Foreigner to Francophile. The publisher has a target launch date of Jan. 1.

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Thomas McBeeWLP alum and writer Thomas Page McBee's memoir Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man was named on Publisher's Weekly's "Best Books of 2014."

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Ladette RandolphLadette Randolph's new memoir Leaving the Pink House was featured on Oprah.com as a suggested memoir. Randolph teaches in WLP and is Editor-in-Chief of Ploughshares literary magazine.

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Greg NicholsGreg Nichols (MFA '11) released his first book, Striking Gridiron, A Town's Pride and a Team's Shot at Glory During the Biggest Strike in American History. The book was named a Junior Library Guild Fall 2014 Selection.

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Marko TameraLecturer Tamera Marko's writing collective with Emerson maintenance workers from Latin America and undergraduates presented a bilingual presentation: "Proyecto Carrito II: When the Student Receives an 'A' and the Worker Gets Fired: Driving our Own Narrative" at the Conference on Rhetoric and Composition.

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Megan MarshallRecent MA in Publishing & Writing alumni collaborated to launch a new literary genre journal called Strangelet. Alumni include Executive Editor Casey Brown (MA ’13), Managing Editor Leah Thompson (MA ’12), Production Editor Franco Alvarado (MA ’13), and Creative Director Chandra Asar (MA ’12).

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Megan MarshallWLP Professor Megan Marshall and the emersonWRITES program participate in the launch and unveiling of Boston as the country's first Literary Cultural District.

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Michelle Bailat JonesMichelle Bailat-Jones (MFA '05) won the inaugral Christopher Doheny award for her novel Fog Island Mountains. The award recognizes a book-lenth work exploring the experience of serious illness and includes a $10,000 prize and publication and promotion of the book.

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