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Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen, the debut memoir by Hannah Howard MFA '18, is forthcoming from Little A/Amazon in April 2018.

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Morgan Jerkins MFA '16 was interviewed as part of the Pen Ten interview series on Pen America last month. She spoke about "the responsibility of the writer" which she sees as "to be honest and vulnerable. Jerkins is the author of a forthcoming collection of essays, This Will Be My Undoing. She is currently a contributing editor for Catapult. Her take on the Colin Kaepernick controversy, "What Colin Kaepernick's National Anthem Protest Reveals About American" was published in Rolling Stone in August. 

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Last month, Buzzfeed published a memoir-style essay by Chandra Ganguly MFAW '18 called "How They Killed My Grandmother." 

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In November, Public Seminar, an on-line forum hosted by the New School for Social Research, posted an opinion piece by David Anderegg called "From A Despised Elitist." The forum promotes work that confronts "the pressing issues of the day and fundamental problems of the human condition." In the article, Anderegg discusses the liberal/conservative divide from a psychological perspective. 

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Benjamin Anastas' acclaimed memoir Too Good to Be True will be available in paperback on October 25. 

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Anaïs Duplan '14 was interviewed in Divedapper following the release of her debut poetry collection, Take This Stallion. 

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The Imperial Wife, by Irina Reyn MFAW '06, has received widespread critical attention and praise, including an article and interview with NPR, and a review in the Washington Post

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The Lost Girls, the debut novel of Heather Young MFAW '11, was published this summer by William Morrow. The Lost Girls, while not her first published work, is her first work of fiction. 

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Noah Coburn published an opinion piece in the Globe and Mail arguing that if Canada and the U.S. are going to continue to rely heavily on security and other contractors, they must examine the human and political cost.

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Faculty member Benjamin Anastas' essay, "Questions for My Grandfather’s Psychiatrist," was published in the The New York Times as part of the paper's ongoing series about psychotherapy.

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Read literature faculty member Benjamin Anastas’ “The Breakup List” in the June 13 New York Times Magazine.

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Sasha Wiseman '15 reviewed Jenny Offill's new novel, Dept. of Speculation, in the the Los Angeles Review of Books. Read the review. 

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Bennington College has released the second annual edition of plain china, a first-of-its-kind anthology of premier fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and artwork selected from more than 30 American undergraduate literary journals. Featuring work from the University of Georgia, Harvard, Louisiana State University, Princeton, Oberlin, Rice, Susquehanna, Stanford, and Vassar, the anthology is the only national online compilation of undergraduate writing today.

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Bennington College has launched a first-of-its-kind anthology of premier fiction, poetry, and nonfiction selected from more than 40 American undergraduate literary journals. Featuring work from Brown, Boston College, UCLA, the University of Chicago, Harvard, Princeton, Oberlin, Stanford, and Tulane, among others, plain china: Best Undergraduate Writing 2009 is the only national online compilation of undergraduate writing.

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Bennington student editors have released the fifth volume of plain china, the first and only literary anthology showcasing the best undergraduate writing from across the country. 

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Carlos Mendez '15 co-authored a paper in the Journal of Biological Chemistry based on research he conducted over the summer and during last year's Field Work Term at the University of Southern California. The paper provides insight into “an alternative molecular basis for the initiation events in skin cancer.”

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Prashansa Taneja '16 has a review of Shirley Jackson's Let Me Tell You in The Millions, an online magazine offering coverage on books, arts, and culture.

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Megan Mayhew Bergman MFA ’10, associate director of the MFA in Writing program, published an essay in The Wall Street Journal about her recent experience in northern Kenya as a guest researcher with the BOMA Project.

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Barbara Alfano spoke with alumna Ann Goldstein '71 about her translating for Elena Ferrante.

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President Silver contributed a chapter to "Women in the Academy: Learning from our diverse career pathways" (Lexington Books, April 2016), edited by Nichola D. Gutgold and Angela R. Linse.

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Faculty member in literature Benjamin Anastas reviews Elisha Cooper's memoir Falling: A Daughter, a Father, and a Journey Back, an account of the author's daughter's struggle with cancer, for The New York Times.

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Morgan Jerkins MFAW '16 published an essay in The New Yorker called "Black Women Writers and the Secret Space of Diaries."

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Bennington MFA Writing Seminars graduate Megan Galbraith published an essay, titled "Sin Will Find You Out" in Catapult. The essay recounts her search for and conversation with her birth mother, who gave Galbraith up for adoption at six months old. 

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An excerpt adapted from renowned photographer Sally Mann '73's forthcoming memoir, Hold Still: A Memoir With Photographs, was published in The New York Times Magazine. The piece recalls the mixed reaction to her 1992 book of photographs, Immediate Family, which included controversial images of her children. The memoir is a "testimony to photography’s power to evoke tender, lucent portraits of the past," according to a review in Kirkus.

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Luke Mogelson’s investigative exposé on the alleged murders of three Afghan civilians by U.S. soldiers appears on the cover of the May 1 New York Times Magazine. Recently discharged from the National Guard, Mogelson was one of 10 writers out of nearly 1,900 applicants this year to receive the prestigious Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University’s creative writing program.

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The Oyster War: The True Story of a Small Farm, Big Politics, and the Future of Wilderness in America, the debut book by Summer Brennan ’01, has been widely reviewed since its publication in August 2015.

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Bruna Dantas Lobato '15 writes about the Juan Goytisolo's 1970 novel in verse, Count Julian, in The Millions, and about a new translation of Ferreira Gullar's Dirty Poem in Asymptote Journal.

Read the poem in the Asymptote Journal.

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The Times Higher Education supplement reviewed Judith Butler's Notes Towards a Performative Theory of Assembly on December 10. According to the review, Butler's mediations on recent mass protests around the world make her work "Everything a book about our planet in the 21st century should be."

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Bestselling food writer Michael Pollan '76 discussed his new book, Cooked, which offers a powerful argument for a return to home cooking, on NPR.

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Faculty member Brooke Allen's biography of Benazir Bhutto, Favored Daughter, is hailed by Kirkus as "a compelling look at Bhutto’s tumultuous life and Pakistan’s roiling history," while the New York Times describes her contributions to Yours in Haste and Adoration: Selected Letters of Terry Southern, as "excellent and often droll."