The New School's Creative Writing Program curates a series of forums and special events throughout the academic year, featuring new and established writers. The forums in Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Writing for Children & YA, explore work from a writerly perspective, featuring a reading, a moderated discussion, and a Q&A with the audience. The program also hosts a variety of literary events in partnership with organizations like The National Book Foundation, the National Book Critics Circle, Cave Canem, and Kundiman.
Ruth Franklin is a book critic and former editor at The New Republic. Her book Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life (2016) won numerous awards, including the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography, and was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2016, a Time magazine top nonfiction book of 2016, and a “best book of 2016” by The Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, and others. She is also the author of A Thousand Darknesses: Lies and Truth in Holocaust Fiction (2011), which was a finalist for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Writing. Her criticism and essays appear in many publications, including the New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, the New York Review of Books, and Harper’s. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in biography, a Cullman Fellowship at the New York Public Library, a Leon Levy Fellowship in biography, and the Roger Shattuck Prize for Criticism.
Moderated by Honor Moore, Faculty, Creative Writing Program.
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