News of Note

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

Rick Atkinson

The New York Times Book Review discusses Rick Atkinson’s vivid storytelling in The British Are Coming . . .  READ MORE

Pulitzer Prizes Announced

SVWC Alum Eliza Griswold wins a 2019 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction for her book Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America . . .  READ MORE

Barry Lopez

“Barry Lopez Travels to the Ends of the Earth, Seeking Glimmers of Hope” in The New York Times . . . READ MORE

Barry Lopez

Barry Lopez’s new release Horizon is The Guardian‘s “Book of the Week”  . . . READ MORE

Tommy Orange 

Pen America has announced that Tommy Orange has won the 2019 PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel for There There  . . . READ MORE

2019 National Book Critics Circle Awards

SVWC alums Steve Coll and Maureen Corrigan and 2019 presenter Tommy Orange are among this year’s winners  . . . READ MORE

Madhuri Vijay

Washington Post Book Review discusses Madhuri Vijay’s new novel The Far Field . . . READ MORE

Natasha Tretheway

Academy of American Poets names Natasha Tretheway as one of its newest chancellors  . . . 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 

The New York Times names Tommy Orange’s novel There There 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, 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