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Alumni Books

Please find below a working catalogue of book-length publications from our alumni. This page is perpetually under construction, constantly growing as our graduates continue to publish. If you know of a book (or books!) that we've missed, please let us know by emailing, and we will be very happy to update the list accordingly.

Class of 2015

Ian Bassingthwaighte
Live From Cairo
Scribner 2017

Lillian Li
Henry Holt 2018

Katie Willingham
Unlikely Designs
University of Chicago Press 2017

Class of 2014

Derrick Austin 
Trouble the Water
BOA Edition, LTD. 2017

Chris McCormick
Desert Boys
Picador 2016

Brit Bennett
The Mothers
Riverhead Press 2016

Chigozie Obioma
The Fishermen
Little, Brown and Company 2015


Lauren Clark
Music for a Wedding
University of Pittsburgh Press 2017

Nathaniel Marshall 
Wild Hundreds
University of Pittsburgh Press 2015

Class of 2013

Mo Daviau
Every Anxious Wave
St. Martin's Press 2015

Airea D. Matthews
Yale University Press 2017

Bruce Lack
Texas Tech University Press 2015

Ben Landry
Particle and Wave
University of Chicago Press 2014

Ben Landry
Burn Lyrics
Spuyten Duyvil Press 2016


Henry W. Leung Paradise Hunger, Swan Scythe Press 2012

Class of 2012

Rebecca Scherm
Penguin Random House 2015


Jim Redmond Shirts or Skins, Heavy Feather Review 2014

Class of 2011

francine j. harris
Wayne State University Press 2012

francine j. harris
play dead
Alice James Books 2016



francine j. harris between old trees, Organic Weapon Arts 2010

Class of 2010

Hannah Pylväinen
We Sinners
Henry Holt 2012


Kate Middleton '11
Fire Season, poems, Giramondo Poets, 2009

Class of 2010

Hanna Pylväinen '10
We Sinners, Henry Holt, 2012

Jessica Young '10
Alice's Sister, poems, Turning Point, an imprint of WordTech, 2013
Only as a Body, poetry chapbook, Bateau, 2010

Class of 2009

Vievee Francis '09
Horse in the Dark, poems, Northwestern University Press, 2011
Blue-Tail Fly, poems, Wayne State University Press, 2006

Zilka Joseph '09
What Dread, chapbook of poems, Finishing Line Press, 2011
Lands I Live In, chapbook of poems, Mayapple Press, 2007

Class of 2008

Andrea Lochen
The Repeat Year, Berkley Trade, 2013

Kristiana Kahakauwila '08
This Is Paradise: Stories, Hogarth, 2013

Randa Jarrar '08
A Map of Home, novel, Other Press, 2008

Kodi Scheer '08
Incendiary Girls, stories, New Harvest, 2014

Ben Stroud '08
Byzantium, short stories, Graywolf, 2013

Class of 2007

Michelle Chan Brown '07
Double Agent, poems, Kore Press, 2011
The Clever Decoys, poetry chapbook, Love Among the Ruins, 2010

Joshua Edwards '07
Imperial Nostalgias, poems, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013
Campeche, poems, Noemi Press, 2011

Nami Mun '07
Miles from Nowhere, novel, Riverhead, 2008

Michael Shilling '07
Rock Bottom, novel, Back Bay Books, 2009

Brittani Sonnenberg '07
Home Leave, Grand Central, 2014

KC Trommer '07
The Hasp Tongue, poetry chapbook, Dancing Girl, 2013

Laura Wetherington '07
A Map Predetermined and Chance, poems, Fence Books, 2011

Class of 2006

Uwem Akpan '06
Say You're One of Them, stories, Little, Brown, 2008

Charlotte Boulay '06
Foxes on the Trampoline, poems, Ecco, 2014

Ariel Djanikian '06
The Office of Mercy, novel, Viking, 2013

Karyna McGlynn '06
I Have to Go Back to 1994 and Kill a Girl, poems, Sarabande, 2009
Small Shrines, Cinematheque Press, 2009
Alabama Steve, poems, Destructible Heart, 2008
Scorpionica, chapbook of poems, New Michigan, 2007

Derek Mong '06
Other Romes, poems, Saturnalia Books, 2011

Celeste Ng '06
Everything I Never Told You, Penguin, 2014

Preeta Samarasan '06
Evening Is the Whole Day, novel, Houghton Mifflin, 2008

Class of 2005

Natalie Bakopoulos '05
The Green Shore, novel, Simon & Schuster, 2012

Donovan Hohn '05
Moby-Duck, nonfiction, Viking, 2011

Jesmyn Ward '05
Men We Reaped
, Bloomsbury USA, 2013
Salvage the Bones, novel, Bloomsbury USA, 2011
Where the Line Bleeds
, novel, Agate Bolden, 2008

Class of 2004

Suzanne Hancock '04
Cast from Bells, poems, McGill-Queen's University Press, 2010
Another Name for Bridge, poems, Mansfield, 2005

Matthew Hittinger '04
The Erotic Postulate, Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014
Skin Shift, poetry, Sibling Rivalry Press, 2012
Narcissus Resists, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2009
Platos de Sal, Seven Kitchens Press, 2009
Pear Slip, chapbook of poems, Spire, 2007

Elizabeth Kostova '04
The Swan Thieves, Back Bay Books, 2010
The Historian, novel, Little, Brown, 2005

Rachel Richardson '04
Copperhead, poems, Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2011

Class of 2003

Brent Armendinger '03
Undetectable, chapbook of poems, Diagram, 2009
, poems, Noemi Press, 2009

Jaswinder Bolina '03
Phantom Camera, poems, New Issues, 2013
Carrier Wave, poems, University Press of Colorado, 2006

Sara Houghteling '03
Pictures at an Exhibition, novel, Knopf, 2009

Tung-Hui Hu '03
Greenhouses, Lighthouses, poems, Copper Canyon, 2013
Mine, poems, Ausable, 2007
The Book of Motion, poems, University of Georgia, 2003

Rattawut Lapcharoensap '03
Sightseeing, stories, Grove, 2005

Class of 2002

Phillip Crymble '02
Wide Boy, poems, Lapwing, 2007

Darcie Dennigan '02
Madame X, poems, Canarium Books, 2012
Corinna A-Maying the Apocalypse, poems, Fordham, 2008

Rae Gouirand '02
Open Winter, poems, Bellday Books, 2012

Class of 2001

Margaret Dean '01
The Time it Takes to Fall, novel, Simon & Schuster, 2007

Chris Hebert '01
The Boiling Season, novel, HarperCollins, 2012

Scott Hutchins '01
A Working Theory of Love, Penguin, 2012

Stefan Kiesbye '01
Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone: A Novel, Penguin Books, 2012
Next Door Lived a Girl, novel, Low Fidelity, 2005

Valerie Laken '01
Separate Kingdoms: Stories, Harper Perennial, 2011
Dream House, novel, HarperCollins, 2009

Sean Norton '01
Bad With Faces, poems, Red Morning, 2005

Benjamin Paloff '01
And His Orchestra: Poems, Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2014 (In press)
The Politics, poems, Carnegie Mellon, 2011

Sharon Pomerantz '01
Rich Boy, novel, Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, 2010

Jess Row '01
Your Face in Mine, Riverhead, 2014
Nobody Ever Gets Lost, stories, FiveChapters Books, 2011
The Train to Lo Wu, stories, Dial, 2005

Class of 2000

Jason Bredle '00
Carnival, University of Akron Press, 2012
The Book of Evil, Dream Horse Press, 2011
Smile of the Unstoppable, Magic Helicopter Press 2011
Class Project, Publishing Genius Press, 2010
Pain Fantasy, Red Morning Press, 2007
Standing in Line for the Beast, poems, New Issues, 2006
A Twelve Step Guide, poems, Diagram/New Michigan, 2004

Francesca Delbanco '00
Ask Me Anything, Norton, 2005
Midnight in Manhattan, Orion, 2005

Patrick O'Keeffe '00
The Visitors, Viking, 2014
The Hill Road, novel, Viking, 2005

Lynn Stanley '00
Gravity Claims Us, chapbook of poems, Folly Cove, 1998

Class of 1999

Lizzie Hutton '99
She'd Waited Millenia, poetry, New Issues, 2011

Class of 1998

Eric (Breedon) Leigh '98
Harm's Way, poetry, University of Arkansas, 2010

Christine Montross '98
Falling into the Fire, Penguin Press HC, 2013
Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab, nonfiction, Penguin, 2007

Bich Mihn Nguyen '98
Pioneer Girl: A Novel, Viking Adult, 2014
Short Girls, novel, Viking Penguin, 2009
Stealing Buddha's Dinner, memoir in essays, Viking Penguin, 2007

Porter Shreve '98
The End of the Book, Louisiana State University Press, 2014
When the White House Was Ours, novel, Mariner, 2008
Drives Like a Dream, novel, Houghton Mifflin, 2005
The Obituary Writer, novel, Houghton Mifflin, 2000

Sarah Stone '98
The True Sources of the Nile, novel, Doubleday, 2002

Class of 1997

John Fulton '97
The Animal Girl, Louisiana State Univ Press, 2007
More than Enough, novel, Picador USA, 2002
Retribution, stories, Picador USA, 2001

Amy Barry '97
Controvertibles, poems, University of Pittsburgh, 2004
, poems, University of Pittsburgh, 2001

Ronica Dhar (Bhattacharya) '97
Bijou Roy, novel, St. Martin's Press, 2010

Gabrielle Hamilton ’97
Blood, Bones, & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef, memoir, Random House, 2011

Jardine Libaire '97
The Upper Class, HarperCollins, 2009
Crash Test: An Upper Class Novel, HarperTeen, 2008
French Women Don't Get Caught: The Secret Art of Infidelity Revealed, Globe Pequot Press, 2008
Off Campus: An Upper Class Novel, HarperTeen 2008
Miss Educated: An Upper Class, HarperTeen, 2007
Here Kitty Kitty, novel, Little, Brown, 2004

Deanne Lundin '97
The Ginseng Hunter's Notebook, poetry, New Issues, 1999

Marc Nesbitt '97
Gigantic, stories, Grove, 2002

Spencer Short '97
Tremolo: Poems, Harper Collins, 2001

Glori Simmons '97
Graft, poems, Truman State University, 2001

Class of 1996

Scott Beal '96
Two Shakespearean Madwomen vs. the Detroit Red Wings, chapbook of poems, White Eagle Coffee Store, 1999

Michael Byers '96
Percival's Planet, novel, Henry Holt & Co., 2010
The Broken Man, novella, PS Publishing, 2010
Long for this World, novel, Houghton Mifflin, 2003
The Coast of Good Intentions, stories, Houghton-Mifflin, 1998

Susan Hutton '96
On the Vanishing of Large Creatures, poetry, Carnegie Mellon, 2007

Paula McLain '96
The Paris Wife, novel, Ballantine, 2011
A Ticket to Ride, novel, Ecco, 2008
Stumble, Gorgeous, poems, New Issues, 2005
Like Family: Growing Up in Other People's Houses, A Memoir, Little, Brown, 2003
Less of Her, poems, New Issues, 1999

Elwood Reid '96
D.B., novel, Doubleday, 2004
Midnight Sun, novel, Doubleday, 2000; Anchor (paperback), 2002
What Salmon Know, stories, Doubleday, 1999
If I Don't Six, novel, Doubleday, 1998

Paisley Rekdal '96
Animal Eye, poems, University of Pittsburgh, 2012
Intimate, hybrid photo-text memoir, Tupelo Press, 2011
The Invention of the Kaleidoscope, poems, University of Pittsburgh, 2007
Six Girls Without Pants: Poems, Eastern Washington University, 2002
The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee : Observations on Not Fitting In, essays, Pantheon, 2000; Vintage Books (paperback) 2002
A Crash of Rhinos, poems, University of Georgia, 2000

Leah Stewart '96
The History of Us: A Novel, Touchstone, 2013
Husband and Wife, Harper Perennial, 2011
The Myth of You and Me, Three Rivers Press, 2006
Body of a Girl, Viking, 2000; Penguin USA (paperback), 2001

Class of 1995

Brenda Cardenas ‘95
Boomerang, Bilingual Review Press, 2009
From the Tongues of Brick and Stone, Momotombo Press, 2005

Brenda Cardenas '95
Between the Heart and the Land/ Entre el corazon y la tierra: Latina Poets in the Midwest (co-editor), anthology, March/Abrazo, 2001

Michael Loncar '95
66 Galaxie, poems, Middlebury College, 1998

Raymond McDaniel '95
Special Powers and Abilities, poems, Coffee House, 2013
Saltwater Empire, poems, Coffee House, 2008
Murder (a violet), poems, Coffee House, 2004

Patricia Ward '95
The Bullet Collection, novel, Graywolf, 2003

Class of 1994

Arthur Corriveau '94
13 Hangman, Harry N. Abrams, 2012
How I got a Life and a Dog, Amulet Books, 2012
How I, Nicky Flynn, Finally Get a Life (and a Dog), Amulet, 2010
Blood Pudding, Vehicule Press, 2008
Auf der anderen Seite des Tals, Fischer Taschenbuch, 2005
Housewrights, novel, Penguin, 2002

Josie Kearns '94
The Theory of Everything, poems, Mayapple Press, 2009
Alphabet of the Ocean, poems, March Street Press, 2009
New Numbers, poems, New Issues, 2000
Life After the Line, Wayne State University, 1990

Kate Larrabee '94
An Everyday Savior, novel, Four Walls Eight Windows, 2002

Suzanne Wise '94
The Kingdom of the Subjunctive, poems, Alice James, 2000

Class of 1993

Susan Gilman '93
The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street, Grand Central, 2014
Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven, Grand Central, 2010
Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress, memoir, Warner, 2005
Kiss My Tiara, essays and pieces, Warner, 2001

Josh Henkin '93
The World Without You, novel, Pantheon, 2012
Matrimony, Pantheon, 2007
Swimming Across the Hudson, novel, Putnam & Sons, 1997

Tim Martin '93
Stealing Hymnals from the Choir, poems, FutureCycle, 2010

Sebastian Matthews '93
Miracle Day: Mid-Life Songs, Red Hen Press, 2012
We Generous, poems, Red Hen, 2007
Coming to Flood, chapbook of poems, Hollyridge, 2005
In My Father's Footsteps: A Memoir, W. W. Norton & Company, 2004
Weeding My Father's Garden, memoir, W.W. Norton, 2004
The Green Man Walks Across America, poems, Salmon, 2003

Class of 1992

Victoria Chang '92
The Boss, McSweeney's, 2013
Salvinia Molesta, poems, University of Georgia, 2008
Circle, poems, Southern Illinois University, 2005
Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation, University of Illinois Press, 2004

Sara Corbett '92
A House in the Sky, (co-author with Amanda Lindhout), Scribner, 2013
Venus to the Hoop : A Gold-Medal Year in Women's Basketball
, Doubleday, 1997

David Ikeda Stewart '92
What the Scarecrow Said, Harper Collins/Regan, 1996

Daniel Lyons '92
Options: The Secret Life of Steve Jobs, Da Capo Press, 2008
Dog Days, novel, Simon and Schuster, 1998
The Last Good Man, novel, University of Massachusetts, 1993
The First Snow, stories, University of Massachusetts, 1993

James Mayes '92
Small Favors, stories, Alyson, 1994, (paperback) 1998

Class of 1991

Susan Comninos '91
Poems featured in The Blueline Anthology, Syracuse University, 2004

Miles Harvey '91
Painter in a Savage Land: The Strange Saga of the First European Artist in North America, Random House, 2008
The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime, nonfiction, Broadway, 2000, G. K. Hall & Co. (largeprint edition), 2001

William Lychack '91
The Architect of Flowers, stories, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011
The Wasp Eater, novel, Houghton Mifflin, 2004
Games People Play, Children's Press, 1995 (England), 1996 (Russia)

Sarah Messer '91
Red House: A Memoir of Place, Viking, 2002
Bandit Letters: Poems, New Issues, 2001

Michael Paterniti '91
The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese, The Dial Press, 2013
Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein's Brain, Dial, 2000; G K Hall & Co. (largeprint), 2000; Dell (paperback), 2001

Rebecca Reynolds '91
The Bovine Two-Step, poems, New Issues, 2002
Daughter of the Hangnail, poems, New Issues, 1997

David Wolf '91
Sablier, Indo American Books, 2007
The Moment Forever, Indo American Books, 2007
Open Season, poems, Center Press, 1999

Class of 1990

David Edwards '90
Guardians of Power: The Myth of the Liberal Media, Pluto Press, 2005
The Compassionate Revolution: Radical Politics and Buddhism
, Green Books, 1998
Newspeak in the 21st Century, Pluto Press, 2009
Burning All Illusions: A Guide to Personal and Political Freedom, South End, 1996
Free to be Human: Intellectual Self-Defense in an Age of Illusions, Green, 1995

John Reinhard '90
On the Road to Patsy Cline, poems, New Rivers, 1996
Burning the Prairie, poems, New Rivers, 1988

Class of 1989

Scott Lasser '89
Say Nice Things About Detroit, novel, W.W. Norton, 2012
The Year that Follows, novel, Vintage Contemporaries, 2009
All I Could Get, novel, Vintage, 2003
Battle Creek, novel, Weisbach/William Morrow, 1999

Gay Rubin '89
On a Good Day, stories, Plain View, 1998

Christina Shea '89
Smuggled: A Novel, Grove Press, Black Cat, 2011
Moira's Crossing, novel, St. Martin's, 2000

Class of 1988

T. J. Anderson, III '88
River to Cross, poems, The Backwaters Press, 2009
Notes to Make the Sound Come Right: Four Innovators of Jazz Poetry
, criticism, University of Arkansas Press, 2004
At Last Round Up
, chapbook of poems, Lift, 1996

Kathryn Reiss '88
Intruders at Rivermead Manor: A Kit Mystery (American Girl Mysteries), American Girl, 2014
A Bundle of Trouble: A Rebecca Mystery (American Girl Mysteries)
, American Girl, 2011
The Silver Guitar: A Julie Mystery (American Girl Mysteries)
, American Girl, 2011
Puzzle of the Paper Daughter: A Julie Mystery (American Girl Mysteries), American Girl, 2010
The Tangled Web: A Julie Mystery (American Girl Mysteries), American Girl, 2009
Blackthorn Winter: A Murder Mystery, Harcourt, 2007
Sweet Miss Honeywell's Revenge: A Ghost Story, HMH Books for Young Readers, 2005
The Strange Case of Baby H (History Mysteries, 18), Pleasant Company, 2002
Paint By Magic, Harcourt, 2002
The Riddle of the Prairie Bride, Pleasant Company, 2001
Paperquake: A Puzzle, Harcourt Brace, 1998
Ghost in the Dollhouse Trilogy: Dollhouse of the Dead, The Headless Bride, Rest in Peace, Scholastic, 1997
Pale Phoenix, Harcourt Brace, 1994
Dreadful Sorry, Harcourt Brace, 1993
The Glass House People, Harcourt Brace, 1992
Time Windows, Harcourt Brace, 1991

William Rice '88
Public Discourse and Academic Inquiry, Garland, 1996

Susan Skramstad '88
A Handbook for Museum Trustees, Amer Assn of Museums, 2003
Lilly, Lulu, Tosca und Co. Roman., Bastei Lübbe, 1995
The Singing Teacher, novel, Algonquin, 1992

Nicklaus Suino '88
Budo Mind and Body: Training Secrets of the Japanese Martial Arts, Weatherhill, 2007
Strategy in Japanese Swordsmanship, Weatherhill, 2007
Arts of Strength, Arts of Serenity, Weatherhill, 1996
Practice Drills for Japanese Swordsmanship
, Weatherhill, 1995
The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship
, Weatherhill, 1994

Class of 1987

Gail Gilliland '87
The Demon of Longing: Stories, Carnegie Mellon University, 2001
Being a Minor Writer, University of Iowa, 1994

Paula K. Gover '87
White Boys and River Girls, stories, Algonquin, 1995
A Woman Like Me, Algonquin, 1994

Laura Kasischke '87
Space, in Chains, poetry, Copper Canyon, 2011
The Raising, Harper Perennial, 2011
Eden Springs, novella, Wayne State University Press, 2010
In a Perfect World, novel, HarperCollins, 2009
Feathered, novel, HarperCollins, 2008
Lilies Without, poems, Ausable, 2007
Be Mine, novel, Harvest, 2007
Boy Heaven, novel, Harper, 2006
Gardening in the Dark, poems, Ausable, 2004
Dance and Disappear, poems, University of Massachusetts, 2002
What It Wasn't, poems, Carnegie-Mellon, 2002
The Life Before Her Eyes, novel, Harcourt Brace, 2002
White Bird in a Blizzard, novel, Hyperion, 1999
Fire & Flower, poems, Alice James, 1998
Suspicious River, novel, Houghton Mifflin, 1996
Housekeeping in a Dream, poems, Carnegie-Mellon, 1995
Wild Brides
, poems, New York University, 1992
Brides, Wives, and Widows (Herland, No. 15), American Studies, 1992

Class of 1986

Kathleen Halme '86
Drift and Pulse, Carnegie Mellon, 2007
Equipoise, poems, Sarabande, 1998
Every Substance Clothed, poems, University of Georgia, 1995
The Everlasting Universe of Things, chapbook of poems, North Carolina Writers' Network, 1994

Diane Raptosh '86
American Amnesiac, Etruscan Press, 2013
Parents from a Different Alphabet, Guernica Editions, 2008
Labor Songs, poems, Guernica, 1999
Just West of Now, poems, Guernica, 1992

Marc J. Sheehan '86
Vengeful Hymns, Ashland Poetry Press; First edition, 2009
Greatest Hits, poems, New Issues, 1998
The Cursive World, poems, Ridgeway, 1991

Simone Zelitch '86
Moses in Sinai, novel, Black Heron, December 2001
Louisa, novel, Putnam, 2000; Berkley (paperback), 2001
The Confessions of Jack Straw, Black Heron, 1991

Class of 1985

Alyson Hagy '85
Boleto, novel, Graywolf, 2012
Ghosts of Wyoming, Graywolf Press, 2010
Snow, Ashes, Graywolf Press, 2007
Graveyard of the Atlantic, stories, Graywolf, 2000
Keeneland, novel, Simon and Schuster, 2000
Hardware River, stories, Poseidon, 1991
Madonna on Her Back, stories, Small Press Distribution, 1986

Kimberly Kafka '85
Miranda’s Vines, Dutton Adult, 2004
Skin Contact, novel, Dutton, 2002
True North, novel, Dutton, 2000 (paperback 2001)

Judith Kirscht '85
Home Fires, New Libri Press, 2013
The Inheritors, New Libri Press, 2012
Nowhere Else To Go, Florida Academic Press, 2011
Engaging Inquiry: Research and Writing in the Disciplines with Mark Schlenz, Prentice Hall, 2001

Ruth Schwartz '85
Death in Reverse: A Love Story, Michigan State University Press, 2004
Edgewater, poems, Harper Perennial, 2002
Singular Bodies, poems, Anhinga, 2001
Accordian Breathing and Dancing, University of Pittsburgh, 1996; (paperback) 1995