Anna Maria Hong, a 2002 alum of the program, has three books forthcoming: in March, the Cleveland State Poetry Center First Book Competition winner, AGE OF GLASS, her poetry debut; in April, a novella, H & G, which won the inaugural Clarissa Dalloway Prize of the A Room of Her Own Foundation; and in 2019, her second poetry collection, FABLESQUE, winner of the Berkshire Prize and published by Tupelo Press. She will read at Malvern Books in Austin on April 8 along with fellow distinguished alum Roger Reeves (MFA 2010, author of KING ME), who is now on the poetry faculty of UT’s Department of English.
Rivers Solomon‘s (MFA 2014) debut novel AN UNKINDNESS OF GHOSTS has been named a Stonewall Book Awards/Barbara Gittings Honor Book by the American Library Association. The novel was also on the Guardian’s Best Sci Fi and Fantasy of 2017 list.
2003 alum Dominic Smith has just sold his fifth novel to Farrar, Straus & Giroux. THE ELECTRIC HOTEL will be out in 2019.