Karen Russell

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Stedman Gallery

Karen-Russell-Author-Photo-Credit-Michael-LionstarKaren Russell is the author of the story collections St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves and Vampires in the Lemon Grove, the novella Sleep Donation, and the novel Swamplandia!, which was named one of the five best fiction books of 2011 by the New York Times Book Review and honored as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She is a graduate of the Columbia MFA program (SOA ’06), a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, and a 2013 MacArthur Fellow. She loves nerding out about books with the Rutgers MFA.

Russell will also conduct a short-story workshop at the Writers House from 3-4.30 p.m. Submissions for the workshop should be fiction and no longer than 15 double-spaced pages, and should be mailed to writers@camden.rutgers.edu by midnight on Wednesday, April 13.

Spring 2016 Publishing Panel

Domenica Alloto, Julie Barer and Lisa Lucas

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Stedman Gallery

There will be an agent workshop at 3 pm.

DA3Domenica Alioto is a Senior Editor at Crown/Penguin Random House where she has edited numerous critically acclaimed or bestselling non-fiction books, including Saima Wahab’s In My Father’s Country, Sean Carroll’s Brave Genius, Jim Al-Khalili’s Life on the Edge, and Tara Clancy’s The Clancys of Queens. She is also the editor of forthcoming books by Stephen Fried, former U.S. Ambassador Norman Eisen, and Pulitzer-Prize winner Tom Reiss, among others.

JB publicity photo (1)Julie Barer is a partner at The Book Group, a full-service literary agency that represents a wide range of distinguished authors, including critically acclaimed and bestselling novelists, memoirists and journalists. Julie’s list is focused especially on fiction, and her clients include Joshua Ferris, Paula McLain, Lily King, and Celeste Ng. Writing by her clients has received numerous awards and honors, including the PEN/Hemingway Award, the National Book Award Finalist medal, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, the Dylan Thomas prize, the Los Angeles Times First Book Award, the Flannery O’Connor Award, and the Orange Prize.

LisaLisa Lucas is the publisher of Guernica, an online magazine of art & politics. She also serves as nonfiction co-chair for the Brooklyn Book Festival and a National Book Foundation advisory council member. Before joining Guernica, Lisa served as the director of education at Tribeca Film Institute and consulted for various non-profit arts and cultural organizations, including Sundance Film Festival, San Francisco Film Society, and the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Paul Lisicky & Meghan Daum

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Multipurpose Room, Campus Center

Meghan Daum will also conduct a workshop at 3 pm.

MDJacketPhotoJuly2015Meghan Daum is the author of four books, most recently The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion, which won the 2015 PEN Center Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction. She is also the editor of the New York Times bestseller Selfish, Shallow & Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids. A Los Angeles Times opinion columnist for more than a decade, she has written for numerous magazines, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, and Vogue, and was the recipient of a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship.

PaulLisickybyStarBlackPaul Lisicky is the author of five books including Famous Builder, Unbuilt Projects, and The Narrow Door, just published by Graywolf Press. His work has appeared in Conjunctions, Fence, The Iowa Review, The Offing, Ploughshares, Tin House, and many other magazines and anthologies. His awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the James Michener/Copernicus Society, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Henfield Foundation, and Yaddo. He has twice been a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. He is an assistant professor in the English Department and MFA Program in Creative Writing at Rutgers University-Camden, where he serves as editor of StoryQuarterly.