Melissa James Gibson (2002) was the recipient of the 2011 Steinberg Playwright Award, given biennially to honor the accomplishments of some of the most gifted up and coming American playwrights. Her most recent play is This.
Bruce Norris (2006) won both the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the 2011 Lawrence Olivier Award for his play, Clybourne Park, which was originally staged at Playwrights Horizons. In April 2012, it opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre with the original cast and director.
Amy Herzog’s (2011) play, 4000 Miles has extended its run at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre Off-Broadway through June 2012. The play was first produced at Lincoln Center Theatre’s new works initiative, LCT3, and was the first play to graduate from LCT3 to a full Off-Broadway run.
Jane Springer (2010) published her second collection of poems, Murder Ballad, with Alice James Books in May 2012.
Eduardo C. Corral (2011) has brought out his first collection of poems, Slow Lightning, which was the 2011 winner of the Yale Prize for Younger Poets, published by Yale University Press.
Matt Donovan (2010) was awarded a 2011 Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize by the American Academy in Rome.
Rick Hilles (2008) published his second book of poetry, A Map of the Lost World, with the University of Pittsburgh Press.
Yannick Murphy (1990) is the 2012 recipient of the Laurence L. & Thomas Winship/PEN New England Awards for The Call (Harper Perennial).
Michael Meyer (2009) was awarded a month-long residency at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in the Fall of 2011.
André Aciman’s (1995) new essay collection, Alibis: Essays on Elsewhere, was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in October 2011.
Elizabeth Arnold (2002) won the Amy Lowell poetry traveling scholarship in 2010, and traveled all last year.
David Adjmi (2010) was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Playwriting for 2011.
Jo Ann Beard’s (1997) novel, In Zanesville, was published in April, 2011 by Little, Brown & Company.
Sheila Callaghan (2007) is currently editing a pilot she wrote for USA Network. Her upcoming theatrical productions are featured on this website.
Bruce Duffy’s (1988) Disaster Was My God, A Novel of the Outlaw Life of Arthur Rimbaud was published in 2011 by Doubleday.
Fun is still an important part of writing. I want to bring pleasure with everything I write. Intellectual pleasure, emotional pleasure, linguistic pleasure, aesthetic pleasure. I have in my mind 500 examples of novels that have given me pleasure, and I try to do work that gives back some of what those 500 books have given me.
Whiting Writers’ Award Winner, 1988