Alumni News, Features

2022: A Year in Books

In 2022, undergraduate and Bennington Writing Seminars alumni and faculty published over 50 books. Their writing spanned a wide range of genres from nonfiction essays, memoirs, and biographies, to novels, poetry, young adult literature, and short stories.

The Women's House of Detention

women's house of detention book cover

By Hugh Ryan MFA '09 | Faculty

This is Your Mind on Plants

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By Michael Pollan '76

Quantum Girl Theory

quantum girl theory book cover

By Erin Kate Ryan MFA ‘14

2022 Bennington Writing Seminars Publications

2022 Undergraduate Alumni and Faculty Publications

The Last Animal

cover of the last animal book

By Ramona Ausubel, Faculty

At the Hour Between Dog and Wolf

book cover of at the hour between dog and wolf

By Tara Ison MFA '99

Lost Person Behavior: Stories

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By Amber Caron MFA '16

2023: A Preview

In 2023, along with welcoming a new class of Bennington undergraduates and Bennington Writing Seminars students—and the many works they will pen—the College is eagerly anticipating a robust lineup of 2023 publications, including:

  • The Shards, a new novel by Bret Easton Ellis ’86, will be published in January.
  • Bennington Writing Seminars faculty Katy Simpson Smith MFA ‘13 will publish her new novel, The Weeds in April.
  • April Bernard, Writing Seminars faculty, will publish a new poetry collection, The World Behind the World in March

2023 Upcoming Bennington Writing Seminars Publications

Excited to begin your own legacy as a published writer?

Check out what the undergraduate Literature and Writing Program at Bennington is all about, or learn more about a Bennington Education in general by contacting our Admissions Office.

Steeped in the Bennington College’s literary legacy, Bennington Writing Seminars is consistently named one of the top low-residency Masters of Fine Arts in Writing programs. During this two-year, low-residency program, students commit as much to reading as to writing and conceive reading lists that strengthen and broaden their knowledge. Students perform critical literary analysis and craft bold new works of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry inspired by their discoveries. 



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