News of Note

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

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, 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