News highlights from across the college.
A by-no-means-exhaustive list of alumni you should know.
Jai Chakrabarti’s debut novel A Play for the End of the World tells a story of art as an act of protest in times of war.
M.F.A. student Sarah Gouda left a fast-paced job at the White House writing speeches for Vice President Kamala Harris to pick up where she left off in the creative writing program at Brooklyn College.
Emily Hyland ’06 M.F.A. ’09 M.A. is enthusiastic about her three vocations, remaining an educator and publishing poetry while overseeing a growing portfolio of popular pizza restaurants.
Brooklyn College’s faculty authors deal with today’s toxic office culture, love and loss, and the controversial life of Rev. Al Sharpton.
A two-time alumnus and new literary darling returns to Brooklyn College to discuss the groundbreaking novel he first workshopped in the M.F.A. program.
A new Brooklyn College professor explores African-American English, and finds a campus where the cultural and linguistic diversity speaks her language.
Sahil Chaudry ’21 investigates the confluence of food insecurity and climate change.
Journalist, author, and creative writing M.F.A. student Wadzanai Mhute is intent on flipping stereotypes on their head and showing the world a more nuanced picture of her native Zimbabwe.
Ocean Vuong ’12 and De’Shawn Charles Winslow ’11 ’13 M.F.A. Recognized for Their Contributions to Multicultural Literature
Faculty members join forces to create an archive for the college community’s tales from the pandemic.
Landing at The New York Times right after earning his bachelor’s degree, reporter and writer Derek Norman ’17 has grown to believe that, as a journalist, bearing witness to the human experience is a duty and a privilege.
Award-winning author and perfumer Tanaïs says that at the intersection of writing and creating fragrances are deeper stories to be told of culture and politics.
Matthew Freedman had his students in mind when he won a prestigious Fulbright Distinguished Teaching Award this year, enabling the Hudson Valley–based high school English teacher to study education in Finland.
At a time when they are both receiving accolades, authors Helen Phillips ’07 M.F.A. and De’Shawn Charles Winslow ’11, ’13 M.A. meet on campus to reflect on their beginnings in the Brooklyn College creative writing program and how far they have come.