News of Note

We are proud of our SVWC writers and want to share with you what they have been up to lately.

Tara Westover

Read what Michelle Obama has to say in The New York Times about Tara Westover’s memoir, Educated, and the power of storytelling  . . . READ MORE



Tommy Orange

Tommy Orange wins The Center for Fiction’s 2018 First Novel Prize for his debut There There  . . . READ MORE



Tommy Orange & Tara Westover

The New York Times names Tommy Orange’s novel There There and Tara Westover’s memoir Educated to its 10 Best Books of 2018 list . . . READ MORE



The New York Times Best 100 Books of 2018

This year’s list includes SVWC alums and 2019 presenters Beth Macy, Tara Westover, Tommy Orange, and others . . . READ MORE



Anne Carey

SVWC alum Anne Carey is producer of new film starring Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me? . . . READ MORE



Lauren Groff

The New Yorker names Lauren Groff’s book Florida to its Best Books of 2018 list . . . READ MORE




Min Jin Lee

SVWC 2019 presenter and author of Pachinko Min Jin Lee wins the 2018 Medici Book Club Prize . . . READ MORE




Margaret Atwood

In The New York Times Book News: Margaret Atwood will write a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale . . . READ MORE

Lynsey Addario

Lynsey Addario’s Of Love & War book makes The New York Times Book Review‘s Best Photography Books list . . . READ MORE


NPR’s Best Books of 2018 List

Several SVWC alums and 2019 presenters make the list, including Lauren Groff, Michael Ondaatje, Tommy Orange, Tara Westover, and others . . . READ MORE



Frank McCourt

Frank McCourt’s Personal History essay in The New Yorker archival issue from 1999 . . . READ MORE



Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead shines light on state-funded child abuse in new 2019 book The Nickel Boys . . . READ MORE