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Bennington College announced today that poet Mark Wunderlich has been named the next director of the Bennington Writing Seminars, the College’s MFA program in writing.

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The Donna Tartt ‘86 was cited in the Chicago Tribune as a rare example of a writer who followed up a great debut novel with another.  

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Harper's Bazaar published a story on the Literary Brat Pack, featuring Bret Easton Ellis '86, Donna Tartt '86, and Jill Eisenstein '86, all of whom "helped change the course of American literature—and looked great doing it."

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"A tour of the United States through books" on Electric Lit features The Secret History by Donna Tartt '86 as the recommended book for the state of Vermont. MFA faculty member Alexander Chee's novel Edinburgh represents the state of Maine. 

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On October 2015, students in a course taught by faculty member Benjamin Anastas launched a blog tracing Bennington’s outsized impact on the world of literature and asking what accounts for it. Literary Bennington features author interviews, short pieces of journalism and reviews, and coverage of literary events on campus.

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Donna Tartt ’86 and Bret Easton Ellis ’86 were included USA Today's must-read list of 10 novels by college-aged writers.

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Two alumnae are among the six Pulitzer Prize winners for literature this year. Donna Tartt '86 won in the category of fiction for her novel The Goldfinch, while Megan Marshall '75 won for her biography Margaret Fuller: A New American Life.

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The New York Times called Donna Tartt’s new novel, The Goldfinch, a “glorious, Dickensian novel that pulls together all her remarkable storytelling talents into a rapturous, symphonic whole and reminds the reader of the immersive, stay-up-all-night pleasures of reading."