Recent Publications from MFA Students
Release date: July 11, 2011
Goucher MFA alumni have published six books since mid March, and they are reaping incredible reviews. Pamela Haag (2008)'s Marriage Confidential: The Post-Romantic Age of Workhorse Wives, Royal Children, Undersexed Spouses & Rebel Couples Who Are Rewriting the Rules (HarperCollins) was named one of the 20 Most Anticipated Books of Summer 2011 by the Huffington Post; Carrie Hagen (2009)'s We Is Got Him: The Kidnapping That Changed America (Overlook Press) was chosen a Notable Summer Book by the Philadelphia Inquirer; and Earl Swift (2011)'s The Big Roads: The Untold Story of Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) was selected a "hot summer read" by The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and the Charlotte Observer.
Published earlier this spring, Lisa Davis (2007)'s The Redemption of Brother Curtis: A Story of Betrayal, Conviction, and The Mormon Church (Scribner) and Jacob Wheeler (2006)'s Between Light and Shadow: A Guatemalan Girl's Journey Through Adoption (University of Nebraska Press) have also been receiving praise, as has Brendan O'Meara (2008)'s Six Weeks in Saratoga: How a Three-Year-Old Filly Won the Woodward Stakes and Became Horse of the Year, which is being published this month by State University Press of New York.
Here are links to some recent reviews and articles:
The Big Roads:
We Is Got Him:
The Sins of Brother Curtis:
Six Weeks in Saratoga:
New York's Leonard Lopate Show recently re-ran five of its favorite interviews. Two of those interviews were with MFA faculty member Tom French, talking about his Zoo Story, and Mike Capuzzo (2011) and detective William Fleisher, discussing The Murder Room.