Stay up to date on the latest from your fellow Violets! Read about what alumni are up to in publishing, from getting their first book deal to writing an article for the NY Times and more.

Please note: Class notes are organized first by school (you may use the links on the right to jump to a school or college you'd like to view notes from) and within each school or college, notes are organized by class year (most recent graduates to older graduates).

Abu Dhabi

Riva Razdan (NYUAD ’19) has just had her second novel, The Naani Diaries, published by Harper Collins India. Her first novel, Arzu, was published in 2021 and written in a creative writing class at NYU Abu Dhabi. (Summer 2023)

College of Arts & Science

Suphil Lee Park (CAS ’17) won the third annual Marystina Santiestevan First Book Prize. Renowned poet Bob Hicok selected Suphil's manuscript. Park's debut poetry collection Present Tense Complex is officially coming out this month. (Spring 2021)

Emily M. Sujka (CAS, STEINHARDT ’16) published a collection of 81 poems on October 27, 2021 entitled Beautiful Ends. The book looks at ends through the lens of being, a beautiful necessity of every conclusion. Written and compiled over the course of seven years, this poetry may be described as a record of collisions, a personal record of each time thought fell short and the world felt too wrong. (Winter 2022)

Emily McDermott (CAS ʼ14) and Kaitlin Culmo (GAL ʼ14) recently co-authored and published the nonfiction book To Her Credit: Historic Achievements—and the Women Who Actually Made Them Happen, celebrating the stories of women from ancient times until the 1990s, whose contributions have been overwritten and, far too often, accredited to men. Illustrated by Kezia Gabriella. (Summer 2023)

Jane Chun (CAS ’14, SPS ’18) will be a literary agent at Transatlantic Agency starting on July 31, 2023. She was previously at Janklow & Nesbit for 4 years. (Summer 2023)

Joseph Rauch (CAS ’13) recently published his second novel, The Last of the Mentally Ill, much of which takes place at NYU. (Winter 2022)

Sophia Le Fraga (CAS ’12) had her piece, "Four Snacks" published in the literary journal Air/Light. (Winter 2021)

Jude Warne (CAS ’11, GSAS ’15) will release an authorized biography of the band America entitled America, the Band via Rowman & Littlefield Publishers on May 15th. (Winter 2020)

Kat Hausler (CAS ’08) has released her second novel, What I Know About July (Meerkat Press, 2023). (Fall 2023)

Lauren Hilger (CAS ’07) was selected for The Possession Sound Reading Series from Poetry NW Editions for her second collection of poetry, Morality Play, supporting musical, language-driven work by established poets. (Summer 2022)

Richard Lentz (WSC ’64) published ACCIDENTAL JOURNEY, a novel about traumatic brain injury, and was selected as Psychiatrist of the Year by the Minnesota Psychiatric Society. (Summer 2023)

Vanessa Díaz (CAS ’05) wrote Manufacturing Celebrity: Latino Paparazzi and Women Reporters in Hollywood which is now available from Duke University Press. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork, her experience reporting for People magazine, and dozens of interviews, she traces the complex power dynamics of the reporting and paparazzi work that fuel contemporary Hollywood and American celebrity culture. (Summer 2020)

John Savarese (CAS ’05) has published Romanticism’s Other Minds: Poetry, Cognition, and the Sciences of Sociability (Ohio State, 2020), a book that examines the prehistory of “cognitive approaches” to literature. (Spring 2021)

Jacob Soboroff (CAS ’05, GSAS ’06) is an award-winning NBC News and MSNBC correspondent who wrote Separated: Inside an American Tragedy, Custom House, July 7. His book is a powerful and deeply reported journey to lay bare the full truth behind the defining crisis of the Trump years: the systematic separation of thousands of desperate migrant families at the U.S.–Mexico border. (Spring 2020)

Zachary Turpin (CAS ’05) is the editor of Radicals: Audacious Writings by American Women, 1830–1930, Vols. One and Two (University of Iowa Press). (Summer 2021)

Peter Johnson (CAS ’02) releases his debut novel White Cloud Free (V Press LC) on July 27. (Spring 2023)

Shraddha Patel (CAS ’02, WAG ’05, STERN ’21) has published two books: Alaysia, a sci-fi/fantasy novel, and Forbidden, a book of poetry. (Winter 2020)

Jonathan Reisman (CAS ’01) is releasing his first book The Unseen Body on October 26. The book is an exploration of the human body from the perspective of a naturalist discovering a wild place or a traveler exploring a new land. It weaves together stories from his medical training and work as a doctor, with tales from his travels around the world, interest in nature, and fascination with food. (Summer 2021)

Alyssa Brantley (CAS ’98) has published The I Don’t Want to Cook Book, a collection of delicious bare-minimum recipes that help readers get a healthy meal on the table as quickly and efficiently as possible. (Summer 2022)

Kathleen Aldworth Foster (nee Schuck) (CAS ’97) has published her first novel, Doneraile Court: The Story of The Lady Freemason, a historical fiction based on the true story of Elizabeth St Leger Aldworth who faced death when caught spying on Freemasons in the middle of a ritual back in 1712, Ireland. (Summer 2022)

Sonal Patney (CAS ʼ97) is a banker and a new author of How Should We Think About Debt Capital Markets Today? ESG’s Effect on DCM, which explores sustainable finance lending, ESG debt, regulatory landscapes, and case studies of companies like Enel, Novartis, and Hewlett-Packard. (Fall 2023)

Amy Wu (CAS ’96) has published a book for Linden Publishing, From Farms to Incubators: Women Innovators Revolutionizing How Our Food Is Grown. The book is a collection of nearly 30 profiles of women innovators and leaders in the growing sector of agtech. This past February Amy was named one of Food Tank’s 15 Leading Women at the Intersection of Food and Technology. (Spring 2020)

Richard Orbe-Austin (CAS ’95) recently published his second book Your Unstoppable Greatness: Break Free From Impostor Syndrome, Cultivate Your Agency, and Achieve Your Ultimate Career Goals (Ulysses Press, December 2022). Co-authored with his partner Dr. Lisa Orbe-Austin, the book focuses on helping individuals & organizations counter toxic workplaces, decrease burnout, and increase healthy leadership. (Fall 2022)

Chris Febles (WSUC ’94) is the author of his debut novel Richie the Caseworker, a story of a young man in 1995 searching for a purpose who falls into a job as a caseworker at a homeless shelter in Westchester County. (Winter 2022)

Melba V. Pearson (WSUC ’94) edited Can They Do That? Understanding Prosecutorial Discretion, on the topic of prosecutorial discretion which has now been published. (Winter 2020)

Sabbithry Persad (CAS ’94) is a 2022 winner/finalist in the Teen: Nonfiction (13-18 Years) category for the 34th annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards and was shortlisted for the Chanticleer International Book Awards (The CIBAs) 2021 I&I Book Awards for the book What is Coronavirus? (Spring 2022)

Christopher Febles (CAS '93) celebrated the release of his first novel, Richie the Caseworker, in November. (Fall 2022)

Jeremy Louwerse (WSUC ’93) published his first book The Beatles in Los Angeles last month. (Winter 2022)

Denise M. Kiernan (WSUC ’91, STEINHARDT ’02) has a new book out, We Gather Together (Dutton, November 10, 2020). (Fall 2020)

Diana Kupershmit (WSUC ’91) has published Emma's Laugh: The Gift of Second Chances - A Memoir (She Writes Press). (Summer 2021)

Yolanda Rodriguez (WSUC ’90), published, produced and award-winning playwright, is pleased to announce the publication of her book, Urban Folk Tales, a collection of short stories about the working poor and working-class communities in New York City. (Spring 2023)

Nathalie van Walsum Fuson (CAS ’90) is the author of The Luckiest Girls, a novel about the allure and pitfalls of the high-stakes world of fashion models. The Luckiest Girls won a finalist award in the 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. (Summer 2020)

Joanne Goldblum (WSUC ’88) and her co-author Colleen Shaddox have published Broke in America: Seeing, Understanding, and Ending U.S. Poverty (BenBella Books). (Winter 2021)

Christopher Bellitto (WSUC ’87), Professor of History at Kean University in Union NJ, published his latest book in July 2023, "Humility: The Secret History of a Lost Virtue" (Georgetown University Press), which was supported by a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholars grant. (Winter 2023)

Helene Stapinski (WSUC ’87) just released her new book, The American Way: A True Story of Nazi Escape, Superman and Marilyn Monroe, which grew out of her 2017 New York Times story. (Spring 2023)

Michael Vlessides (WSUC ’87) celebrated the publication of his 12th book, Surf When You Can, published by Simon & Schuster's Atria Books in June 2023. The book, co-authored with Navy Captain Brett Crozier, details life lessons learned by Crozier during his 30-year career as a fighter pilot and aircraft carrier commanding officer. (Fall 2023)

Lori Schneider, MD (WSC ’86, GSM ’90) recently published her second book, The Inspiring World of Ella Rose La Fleur, which explores the magic in everyday life and embrace sweet fun in this collection of inspirational poems about a little girl and her diverse group of family and friends. (Winter 2023)

Bobby Straus (WSUC ’86) is the author of the recently released book In Search of a Way Out: A True Story of Bullying, Depression, and a Journey Toward Hope. (Summer 2021)

Rossana Weitekamp (WSUC ’86) has published her historical fiction novel, "Where You End, I Begin," an Italian family saga about a father's well-kept secret and its repercussions on the lives of those who loved him. (Spring 2023)

Dan Zevin (WSUC ’86) has published a new book, Very Modern Mantras: Daily Affirmations for Daily Aggravations. (Winter 2020)

Sharon Esther Lampert (WSUC ’84, STEINHARDT ’88, GAL ’97) wrote the book, 40 Rules of Manhood: How Do Silly Little Boys Become Big Sane Men. (Summer 2020)

Iris Dorbian (WSUC ’83) contributed a chapter entitled "The Great Equalizer" to a new book entitled After The Pandemic: Visions of Life Post COVID-19. The book, which was published by Sunbury Press, is an anthology of essays that considers how COVID-19, in the aftermath, may affect all areas of life from the economy to education to the arts. Ms. Dorbian’s chapter considers COVID's effects on celebrity culture. (Summer 2020)

Jamie Gold (nee Trief) (WSUC ’83) won one of the National Association of Real Estate Editors’ prestigious Robert Bruss Book Awards at its 2021 conference in Miami for her third book, Wellness by Design: A Room-by-Room Guide to Optimizing Your Home for Health, Fitness, and Happiness. (Winter 2022)

George Emanuel Runer (WSUC ’83, SPS ’87, SPS ’90) has a new book, The Templar Quest To North America - A Photo Journal. (Spring 2022)

Iris Dorbian (WSUC 83) has just published her fourth book and third novel Next Stop, Boston (Black Pawn Press, 2023). The novel is a coming of age story set against the backdrop of a North American rock and roll tour, Pre-Covid. (Fall 2023)

Nathaniel Whitten (CAS '83) has co-authored a new book, The SuperOptimist Guide to Unconventional Living. (Fall 2022)

Robin Allison D'Amato (WSUC ’82) announces the forthcoming publication of her debut novel, Somebody's Watching You (Atmosphere Press, February 2021). In this quirky thriller set in a community unaware of danger in its tree-lined blocks, the absurd tactics of a cult frame an otherwise simple love story with both dread and humor. (Fall 2020)

Deborah Kosak Gussoff (WSUC ’81, STERN ’83) published a book Organizing for Weight Loss: A Slim Little Guide to Getting Thinner. She is a Certified Professional Organizer. (Spring 2023)

Peter Krass (WSUC ’78) published his first poetry chapbook, My Sixties, in June 2022 with Finishing Line Press. (Winter 2023)

Lorraine Tosiello (CAS ’75) published an historical fiction about Louisa May Alcott, the author of Little Women. Only Gossip Prospers: A Novel of Louisa May Alcott in New York focuses on three months in winter of 1875, when Alcott reveled in the social and intellectual life of New York City. (Winter 2020)

Mary Lowengard (WSC ’74) has published a book under her own name after years of ghostwriting titled The Bucknoll Cottage Chronicles: Sex and the City meets Under the Tuscan Sun, but no sex, no city and in the Poconos. (Summer 2023)

Stephanie Azzarone (WSUC ’74) is the founder and former president of Child's Play Communications. She has published her first book, Heaven on the Hudson: Mansions, Monuments and Marvels of Riverside Park (Fordham University Press/Empire State Editions). (Summer 2022)

William G. Holst (WSC ’74) recently launched his historical novel BICENTENNIAL TRIFECTA: Patriots for the American Evolution and is currently shopping a screenplay so to transform his novel about the adventures of an Army journalist in 1976 into a feature film or TV series. He is also celebrating his 40th year of being admitted to the NY State Bar. (Winter 2023)

Kenneth Laytin (HEIGHTS ’70) recently published a humorous memoir When Good Waiters Do Bad Things. (Summer 2020)

Patricia J.F. Rosof (CAS ’70, GSAS ’71) has published a book of children's poetry, Little Folks Growing Fast: Poems for Young Children, on Amazon. (Summer 2021)

Marianna De Marco Torgovnick (WSUC ’70) is the author of Crossing Back: Books, Family, and Memory without Pain (Fordham University Press). (Fall 2021)

Kenneth Teitelbaum (CAS ’71) is a former professor and dean who has published three books, the most recent being Critical Issues in Democratic Schooling: Curriculum, Teaching, and Socio-Political Realities (Routledge, 2020). (Spring 2020)

Henry M. Silvert, Ph.D. (WSUC ’71, GSAS ’80, GSAS ’86) published a memoir just before his passing in December entitled An Indelible Event and Detour Through a Global Childhood. (Winter 2022)

C. Frederic John (WSUC ’69, GSAS ’76) just published the professional book, Storytelling and Market Research. (Fall 2021)

Bertram Spector (HEIGHTS ARTS ’69, GSAS ’72, ’76) has recently published two books: The Dynamics of International Negotiation: Essays on Theory and Practice (Routledge 2023) and Curbing Corruption: Practical Strategies for Sustainable Change (Routledge 2022). (Summer 2022)

Mark Kernes (CAS ’71), a retired journalist from Los Angeles, has written his first book, Preachers Vs. Porn: Exposing Christianity's War On Sexxx, which was released on Jan. 17, 2023.

Ron Katz (WSUC ’67) started writing mystery short stories at the age of 74 about a Baby Boomer detective couple, the Sleuthing Silvers. There are now nine of these stories online. There is also a TV pilot in the process of being written. (Spring 2021)

Prof. Richard Thorsen (HEIGHTS ’67) published a memoir, Remembering a Mistress, chronicling his 60 years at University Heights Engineering, Polytechnic University, and Tandon School of Engineering. (Spring 2023)

Alan Weinberger (HEIGHTS ’67, LAW ’70) published a book The Doctor’s In: Treating America’s Greatest Security Threat about how society can keep safe from growing cyber attacks and how the company he founded 36 years ago is front and center in that effort. (Spring 2021)

Elyce Wakerman's (CAS ’67) first play, Separate Ways, is a collaboration with Alan Menken; where Wakerman wrote the book, and Menken wrote the music, while working together on the lyrics. (Fall 2023)

Irving M. Adler (WSC ’65) wrote and published the book Then and Now: Discovering my Viennese Family. (Summer 2022)

Barney P. Popkin (WSUC ’64) recently published “Cooperation in development of Mexico’s raw materials" (European Geologist), “Precontact Native American agriculture in Tucson and Phoenix" (Archive), “Thoughts on cause and possible mitigations with notes on an insurance industry view after Katrina”, and “Sri Lanka’s Miocene Formation fractured and karstic limestone aquifer: the sole source drinking water aquifer in the Jaffna Peninsula” (The Professional Geologist). Mr. Popkin recently led the Jaffna, Sri Kanla stormwater drainage master and procurement plan project and served as an environmental engineer to the emergency voluntary engineering team response to the Hurricane Harvey Disaster public infrastructure recovery. (Fall 2020)

Susan Pashman (HEIGHTS ’63) is pleased to announce the publication of her new book, Journey To A Temple In Time: A Philosopher's Quest For The Sabbath. This is part memoir and part a philosophical argument that references some twenty philosophers of the Western canon from the Greeks to Sartre, from Hume to Nietzsche. It is published by Vallentine-Mitchell, the first to publish The Diary of Anne Frank. (Summer 2020)

Michael Allan Makowsky (WSUC ’62) cowrote the college market best seller with Randall Collins, The Discovery of Society (McGraw-Hill, 8th Edition). (Summer 2021)

Roa Lynn (CAS ’61) had a short story, Learning to Fly published in "Chicago Review" online in October 2022. (Winter 2023)

Harry Aaron Ezratty (WSC ’55) has published his ninth book and 4th novel, Searching for Solomon Henriques. He has retired from the practice of law and for the past six years has been teaching Jewish history at the Community College of Baltimore County. (Fall 2022)

Martin C. Taylor (WSUC ’54) published Gabriela Mistral's Struggle with God and Man, and Language into Language: Legal and Linguistic Issues for Interpreters and Translators, McFarland Publishing. (Summer 2020)

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Marisa Santoro (CIMS ’98) has published her book Own Your Authority: Follow Your Instincts, Radiate Confidence, and Communicate as a Leader People Trust. Marisa is the CEO and Founder of In Our Shoes, a professional development and training practice based in New York City. (Fall 2022)

College of Dentistry

Zev Kaufman (DEN ’94, ’97, ’99) co-authored an article entitled, "Digitally Designed Ovate Pontic as a Predictable Procedure to Improve Accuracy, Hygiene, Esthetics" in the April 2022 issue of Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, published by Aegis Dental Network. (Summer 2022)

Alan Winter (DEN ’73) has collaborated with former federal judge Herbert Stern on two historical novels that reveal what historians have failed to disclose for 100 years about Adolf Hitler, the Nazis, and more. The second book, Sins of the Fathers, will be published by Skyhorse Publishing and distributed by Simon & Schuster. (Summer 2021)

Gallatin School of Individualized Study

Saransh Desai-Chowdhry (GAL ’20) is publishing his first book, Soundstorm, a collection of essays analyzing the business and culture of the modern music ecosystem, through New Degree Press the week of December 7. (Fall 2020)

Kat Harrison (GAL ’20) will publish her debut picture book, Surgery on Sunday (Warren Publishing), in March 2020. (Winter 2020)

Lindsay Karchin (GAL ’19) has co-authored the first cosmetics marketing textbook, Cosmetics Marketing: Strategy and Innovation in the Beauty Industry (Bloomsbury Publishing), in partnership with Professor Delphine Horvath of the Fashion Institute of Technology. (Summer 2023)

Sam DeMase (GAL ’10) is celebrating the publication of her first book, Power Mood on April 18th, 2023. Sam is an internationally recognized career coach who helps women advocate for themselves in the workplace, land their dream jobs, and earn what they're worth. (WInter 2023)

Iolani L. Bullock (GAL ’08) is the author of a middle school chapter book, Lenox Takes Flight (New Degree Press). (Fall 2021)

Thulani Davis (GAL ’08, GSAS ’14) is the author of The Emancipation Circuit: Black Activism Forging a Culture of Freedom, a sweeping rethinking of Reconstruction by tracing how the four million people newly freed from bondage created political organizations and connections that mobilized communities across the South (Duke University Press). (Fall 2021)

Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls (GAL ’05, TSOA ’11) earned tenure at St. John’s University; their book Hip Hop Heresies: Queer Aesthetics in New York City, is forthcoming from NYU Press in 2021. (Summer 2020)

James Jenson (GAL ’03) wrote the book The Creative Arts Ministry Field Guide. (Summer 2020)

Mark Torres (GAL '03) has published a new book, Long Island Labor Camps: Dust for Blood (Arcadia Publishing). (Winter 2021)

Faith Pennick (GAL ’00) is a filmmaker and writer based in Los Angeles and the author of D’Angelo’s Voodoo, part of Bloomsbury's acclaimed "33 1/3" series on influential albums. (Winter 2020)

Bryonn Rolly Bain (GAL ’99) is the author of Rebel Speak: A Justice Movement Mixtape, a literary mixtape featuring conversations with rebellious voices from the front lines of movements rising for human justice (University of California Press). (Winter 2022)

Graduate School of Arts & Science

Miguel Molina Díaz (GSAS ’20), an Ecuadorian lawyer and writer, published his novel Bruma in 2023 with the prestigious and largest publishing house in the Spanish language, Editorial Planeta (Seix Barral). It is a meta-literary novel, which humorously problematizes the myth of the Latin-American writer. It is his third book after the collection of poems Postales (2017) and the non-fiction book Cuaderno de la lluvia (2020). Currently, he works as Director of the Law School of the International University of Ecuador and as a columnist in El Universo newspaper, one of the largest in Ecuador. (Winter 2024)

Elaine Hsieh Chou (GSAS ’19) has a new short story, "Skinfolk," that will be published in Ploughshares, Winter 2020-2021 issue. (Winter 2021)

Maria Lioutaia (GSAS ’19) will have her article “Palace of the People” published in the Summer 2020 issue of Ploughshares. (Summer 2020)

Silvina López Medin (GSAS ’19) has published Poem That Never Ends, a book of poem-essays (Essay Press). (Spring 2021)

Joanna Milstein (GSAS ’19) has authored The Bequest, which is an Amazon editors pick. Joyce Carol Oates says, "The Bequest is filled with unexpected turns and revelations for the reader as well as the historian-heroine." (Fall 2022)

Tess Gunty (GSAS ’18) won the National Book Award in the fiction category for her debut novel The Rabbit Hutch. (Fall 2022)

Lilly Maier (GSAS ’17) is celebrating the English release of her book Arthur and Lilly. The Girl and the Holcoaust Survivor, that she started writing at NYU, giving a hopeful message of overcoming trauma in these troubled times. (Fall 2023)

Max Besbris (GSAS ’17) is releasing a new book, Upsold: Real Estate Agents, Prices, and Neighborhood Inequality, which is based on the dissertation he completed while at NYU (University of Chicago Press). (Summer 2020)

Emma Hine (GSAS ’16) won the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry for her debut poetry collection Stay Safe. (Fall 2020)

William Ramirez (GSAS ’16) has published an article entitled "The Rise of Urban Diasporic Identity and Consciousness in Guatemalan American Literature," Latino Studies, 2019. Ramirez was hired as an Arts Associate with the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs. (Fall 2020)

Julia Rose Kraut (GSAS ’15) has written the book Threat of Dissent: A History of Ideological Exclusion and Deportation in the United States, published by Harvard University Press on July 21, 2020. (Summer 2020)

Jennifer Ponce de León (GSAS ’15) has an upcoming publication through Duke University Press, Another Aesthetics is Possible: Arts of Rebellion in the Fourth World War. Ponce de León is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her PhD in American Studies from NYU in 2015. (Spring 2021)

Ada Smailbegovic (GSAS ’15) published her first critical-theoretical book, Poetics of Liveliness: Molecules, Fibers, Tissues, Clouds with Columbia University Press in October 2021. Her book of poetry, The Cloud Notebook, is forthcoming from Litmus Press in 2022. (Fall 2021)

James Cantres (GSAS ’14) is the author of Blackening Britain: Caribbean Radicalism from Windrush to Decolonization, which argues that post-World War II Caribbean colonial migrants to the UK developed tools of anti-racist resistance predicated on their racialized consciousness that emerged from experiences of alienation and discrimination in Britain. (Winter 2021)

Jordyn Taylor (GSAS ’14) released her debut novel The Paper Girl of Paris on May 26th with Harper Collins. It is a Young Adult novel about the French Resistance in World War II. (Winter 2020)

Charles Freligh, PhD (GSAS ’13) is celebrating the release of his first published book, The Will to Do Nothing, a psycho-spiritual deep dive into the art of allowing yourself to deeply feel what you feel inside. (Fall 2022)

Laurie R. Lambert (GSAS ’13) has published Comrade Sister: Caribbean Feminist Revisions of the Grenada Revolution, University of Virginia Press, June 2020. (Summer 2020)

Jenny Xie (GSAS ’13) has a collection of poems, The Ruptured Tense (Graywolf), which was longlisted for the National Book Award for poetry last fall.

Siv B. Lie (GSAS ’12, ’17) is the author of Django Generations: Hearing Ethnorace, Citizenship, and Jazz Manouche in France, out now through University of Chicago Press. (Fall 2021)

Daniel Lukes (GSAS ’12) is the editor of Conversations with William T. Vollmann (University Press of Mississippi). (Winter 2020)

Rachel Nuwer (GSAS ’12), science journalist, published her second book I FEEL LOVE: MDMA and the Quest for Connection in a Fractured World (Bloomsbury). (Summer 2023)

Suzi Gerber (GSAS ’11) has just published her newest cookbook Plant Based Gourmet. (Winter 2021)

Khary Oronde Polk (GSAS ’11) has published a new book, Contagions of Emprire: Scientific Racism, Sexuality, and Black Military Workers Abroad, 1898-1948 (UNC Press). (Winter 2020)

Chinua Thelwell (GSAS ’11) published a new book, Exporting Jim Crow: Blackface Minstrelsy in South Africa and Beyond. (Winter 2020)

Yelena Bailey (GSAS ’10) wrote How the Streets Were Made: Housing Segregation and Black Life in America, which will be published in the fall. (Summer 2020)

Alake Pilgrim (GSAS ’10) has published their book for 9+ year-old readers Zo and the Forest of Secrets. It is currently out from the British Book Award's Children's Book Publisher of the Year - Knights Of. (Summer 2022)

Jennifer E. Telesca (GSAS ’10, STEINHARDT ’14) wrote Red Gold: The Managed Extinction of the Giant Bluefin Tuna, University of Minnesota Press, April 2020. (Winter 2020)

Dwaipayan Banerjee (GSAS ’09, ’14) wrote Enduring Cancer: Life, Death, and Diagnosis in Delhi, now available from Duke University Press. He explores the efforts of Delhi's urban poor to create a livable life with cancer as they negotiate an over-extended health system unequipped to respond to the disease. (Fall 2020)

Johana Londoño (GSAS ’09, ’12) wrote Abstract Barrios: The Crises of Latinx Visibility in Cities which is now available from Duke University Press. She examines how the barrio has become a cultural force that has been manipulated in order to create Latinized urban landscapes that are palatable for white Americans who view concentrated areas of Latinx populations as a threat. (Fall 2020)

Kathryn Dickason (GSAS ’08) has published a new book, Ringleaders of Redemption: How Medieval Dance Became Sacred (Oxford University Press). (Winter 2021)

Sharon Hewitt Rawlette (GSAS ’08) was awarded a $50,000 prize by the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies for her essay "Beyond Death," which provided the best evidence for the survival of human consciousness after bodily death. (Winter 2022)

William Pei Shih (GSAS ’08, STEINHARDT’13) wrote a short story which was selected to be part of the Best American Short Stories 2020 published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books. (Winter 2021)

Melanie Magidow (GSAS ’07) is the editor and translator of The Tale of Princess Fatima, Warrior Woman: The Arabic Epic of Dhat al-Himma (Penguin Classics). Published in English for the first time, and the only Arabic epic named for a woman, The Tale of Princess Fatima recounts the thrilling adventures of a legendary medieval warrior universally known throughout the Middle East and long overdue to join world literature's pantheon of female heroes. (Summer 2021)

Crystal Smith Paul (GSAS ’07) is publishing her debut novel DID YOU HEAR ABOUT KITTY KARR? (Spring 2023)

Rebekah Anderson's (GSAS ʼ07) debut novel, The Grand Promise, was named a finalist for the 2023 Nancy Pearl Book Award by the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. (Fall 2023)

Sung J. Woo (GSAS ’06) wrote Skin Deep, which will be released on July 21, 2020 by Agora, the new Polis Books imprint dedicated to diverse and underrepresented voices writing first-rate crime fiction. (Winter 2020)

Madeleine Baran (GSAS ’04) and her team at APM Reports won in the Radio category for In The Dark: The Path Home at the annual RFK Book and Journalism Awards. (Summer 2020)

Shareah Taleghani (GSAS ’03, ’09) published her book Generations of Dissent in April. (Winter 2020)

Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu (GSAS ’03) has published the book Experiments in Skin: Race and Beauty in the Shadows of Vietnam, now available from Duke University Press. She examines the legacies of the Vietnam War on contemporary ideas about race and beauty, showing how US wartime efforts to alleviate the environmental and chemical risks to soldiers' skin has impacted how contemporary Vietnamese women use pharmaceutical cosmetics to repair the damage from the war's lingering toxicity. (Spring 2021)

Monica West (GSAS ’03) has written her debut novel Revival Season, which is being published by Simon & Schuster on June 15, 2021. (Winter 2021)

Uju Asika (GSAS ’02) has released a new book Bringing Up Race: How to Raise a Kind Child in a Prejudiced World. (Spring 2021)

Paulina Bren (GSAS ’02) has published a new non-fiction book The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free, the first complete history of New York City's most famous women's hotel and its remarkable residents, as well as its Inclusion + Diversity client-facing work. (Spring 2021)

Lauren Sandler (GSAS ’01) has published her new book, This is All I Got (Penguin Random House). (Winter 2020)

Uju Asika (GSAS ʼ01) is a writer, speaker, creative consultant, and author of Bringing Up Race: How to Raise a Kind Child in a Prejudiced World (Hachette UK/Sourcebooks US) and the picture book A World for Me and You (Hachette Children's Group). Her latest work Raising Boys Who Do Better: A Hopeful Guide for a New Generation was published in summer 2023 by DK. (Summer 2023)

Susanne Trimbath (GSAS ’00) is the author of Naked, Short and Greedy: Wall Street's Failure to Deliver. (Winter 2022)

Shannon Reed (GSAS ’00) has written her first book Why Did I Get a B? And Other Mysteries We're Discussing in the Faculty Lounge, which will be published by Simon & Schuster on June 30, 2020. (Winter 2020)

Daniel Bullen (GSAS ’97, ’03) is the author of Daniel Shays's Honorable Rebellion (Westholme Publishing). (Fall 2021)

Bijal Trivedi (GSAS ’99) wrote Breath from Salt, which comes out September 8, 2020. Her book is the story of how parents, patients, scientists and entrepreneurs collaborated to create lifesaving treatments for children with cystic fibrosis, a deadly inherited lung disease. (Fall 2020)

Alden Jones (GSAS ’98) released the memoir-craft analysis book, The Wanting Was a Wildreness (Fiction Advocate). Jones tells her story of her challenging hiking trip and coming to terms with her sexuality in her 20s and later the unraveling of her marriage in present day. (Fall 2020)

Kris Maher (GSAS ’98) is a reporter at the Wall Street Journal and is the author of Desperate: An Epic Battle for Clean Water and Justice in Appalachia (Scribner). (Fall 2021)

Kathleen Collins (GSAS ’97) has published From Rabbit Ears to the Rabbit Hole: A Life with Television, a personal narrative about growing up with the golden age of television. (Spring 2021)

Sandra Mardenfeld (GSAS ’98) released her new book New York Day Trips (Adventure Publications) on June 9. (Winter 2020)

John Keene (GSAS ’97) won the National Book Award in the Poetry category for Punks: New and Selected Poems. (Fall 2022)

Lucretia Kargere (GSAS ’96) has co-written, alongside GSAS ’90 alumna Michele Marincola, The Conservation of Medieval Polychrome Wood Sculpture: History, Theory, Practice, which will be published at the end of August. (Summer 2020)

Kevin Kosar (GSAS ’95, GSAS ’03) recently began writing a monthly column for The Hill newspaper focusing on elections reform, Congress, and other governance subjects. (Winter 2022)

Scott Stein (GSAS ’95) published his fourth novel The Great American Betrayal (Tiny Fox Press) on September 13, 2022. New York magazine's named it one of "The Best Comedy Books of 2022." (Fall 2022)

Sanjay Upadhya (GSAS '95) has published his fifth book Democracy in Turns: A Political Account of Nepal (Kathmandu: FinePrint Books, 2023). (Spring 2023)

Diana K. Rubin (GSAS ’94) was the featured writer on the cover of Drury's Gazette in 2021 for her biography, poetry and fiction. (Summer 2021)

Lara Stapleton (GSAS ’94) is publishing a new short story collection The Ruin of Everything (Paloma Press). (Summer 2021)

Maureen Mahon (GSAS ’93, ’94, ’97) wrote Black Diamond Queens: African American Women and Rock and Roll (Duke University Press, October 30). Mahon documents the major contributions African American women vocalists such as Big Mama Thornton, Betty Davis, Tina Turner, and Merry Clayton have made to rock and roll throughout its history. (Fall 2020)

Bonnie O'Neil (GSAS ’93) has published a new book Chronic Hope: Raising a Child with Chronic Illness with Grace, Courage, and Love. (Spring 2021)

Phyllis Urman-Klein (GSAS ʼ93) has co-authored a book in 2023 with her husband Peter Klein entitled The Last Impresario: A Theatrical Journey from Transylvania to Toscana, which highlights his career in exporting American performing arts in the late 20th century. (Summer 2023)

Monique Vescia (GSAS ’93, ’03) recently published a novel called Hole in the Sky. It's a political satire set in 2021. (Winter 2021)

Nancy Allen (GSAS ’92) has an upcoming publication, Grace, a stirring investigation of sexual politics and women’s tenuous relationship with power. The novel’s lyric prose conveys the power of memory to shape and redefine struggles with faith, self-doubt, and love lost. (Spring 2021)

Sara I. James (GSAS ’92) recently published the book Radical Reporting (Routledge/Taylor & Francis). It places particular emphasis on the role of culture in all communication and offers perspectives from professionals across the globe. (Summer 2022)

Anna Frajilch (GSAS ’91) has published three new books: El tiempo no es un collar de perlas, The Ghost of Shakespeare: Collected essays, and W pośpiechu rzeka płynie. She has recently been awarded the Medal of the Catholic University in Lublin, the Medal of the University of Szczecin, and the Susanne Lotarski Distinguished Achievement Award from the Polish Institute of Arts & Sciences in America. (Summer 2021)

G. M. Lupo (GSAS ʼ91) has published a novel, Worthy, based on his award-winning play Another Mother. (Summer 2023)

Danielle Ofri (GSAS ’90, ’92, GSM ’93) is the Editor-in-Chief of the Bellevue Literary Review, which has won a prestigious Whiting Literary Magazine Prize. (Fall 2021)

Michele Marincola (GSAS ’90) has co-written, alongside GSAS ’96 alumna Lucretia Kargere, The Conservation of Medieval Polychrome Wood Sculpture: History, Theory, Practice, which will be published at the end of August. (Summer 2020)

Henry Ruschmeyer (GSAS ’88) has published the non-fiction book The English Way of Life: A Critique (Christian Faith Publishing). (Spring 2021)

Ron Gelman (GSAS ’86) retired in 2014 after 32 years of working in the mental health profession. Mr. Gelman has released a 215-page volume of poetry titled, From the Heart. (Summer 2020)

Mary Jane Hayes (GSAS ’86) was the author of Dakota Help Me See the Light, a story about a blind boy, as well as Emma’s House of Sound, and Emma’s Freaky Sneaker’s, a story about a deaf child. In May 2020, these three books received a 2nd place Silver Award from Mom’s Choice National Book Award. She was accepted into the authors in the School Literacy Program at the Amelia Island Book Festival in February 2020 for Dakota Help Me See the Light. (Summer 2020)

Margot Mifflin (GSAS ’86) has published a new book Looking for Miss America: A Pageant's 100-Year Quest to Define Womanhood (Counterpoint Press). (Winter 2020)

Sadhan Majumder (GSAS ’85) has written a memoir In Search of Love, Science, and Cancer, describing his many adventures as a child in India and a graduate student in New York City (NYU Ph.D., 1985), and his work on stem cells and cancer and in other cutting-edge areas of research. (Summer 2021)

Helen Berger, Ph.D. (GSAS ’83) wrote Solitary Pagans: Contemporary Witches, Wiccans and Others Who Practice Alone, University of South Carolina Press, 2019. (Winter 2020)

Penny Cagan (GSAS ’83) is publishing a daily blog on the Talmud in the Times of Israel. (Summer 2020)

Tom Dunkel (GSAS ’82) has written the narrative nonfiction book White Knights in the Black Orchestra, which will be published October 11 by Hachette Book Group. (Spring 2022)

Jeanine Meyer (GSAS ’80) cowrote two books, Origami with Explanations and More Origami with Explanations. (Spring 2021)

Joan Silber (GSAS ʼ79) held an event at the Hammer Museum at UCLA to discuss her life as a writer, and celebrate her work and passion to students, faculty, and the public. (Fall 2023)

Dr. Thomas M. Kitts, PhD, (GSAS ʼ79, ʼ91), professor of English at St. John’s University, has published a critical biography, Keep on Believin’: The Life and Music of Richie Furay (Penn State University Press, 2023). (Summer 2023)

Arnold Arluke, Ph.D. (GSAS ’78) just published her 13th book Underdogs: Pets, People, and Poverty. It is co-authored with Andrew Rowan and is published by the University of Georgia Press, 2020. (Winter 2021)

Patricia A. Farrell (GSAS ’78, Steinhardt ’90) has published two more self-help books, The Disability Accessible US Parks in All 50 States, and Birding in the US NOW!: A birding guide for individuals with disabilities, and has published 16 of her flash fiction stories in various publications around the world. An anthology ebook of her select flash fiction stories, Unexpected Short Tales of Surprise, will be published in the fall. Farrell has been named one of Medika's 30 Women Transforming Healthcare. In addition, she has agreed to sit on the board of directors of Clinics4Life, a non-profit providing maternity care for women in underserved countries, to begin with their first clinic in the Philippines, then India and Africa. (Summer 2023)

Marc Leeds (GSAS ’78) has been recognized as one of the founders of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library in Indianapolis. He is the author of The Vonnegut Encyclopedia (2016, Random House). (Spring 2022)

Fatima Shaik (GSAS ’78) is the author of Economy Hall: The Hidden History of a Free Black Brotherhood, which brings to light the free Black New Orleans brotherhood that supported its community through slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, white terrorism, and the birth of jazz. (Spring 2021)

Peter J. Wosh (GSAS ’78, STEINHARDT ’89) recently published the book Murder on the Mountain: Crime, Passion, and Punishment in Gilded Age New Jersey (Rutgers University Press, 2022). The book examines the story of Margaret Meierhofer, the last woman executed by the State of New Jersey in 1881 in order to shed light on family life and culture in the 1870s. (Winter 2022)

Nikki R. Van Hightower (GSAS ’74) has published a memoir on her life in activism, That Woman: The Making of a Texas Feminist (Texas A&M University Press). (Winter 2021)

Gerald A. Honigman (GSAS ’74) wrote an article, “Mrs. Maisel, Macdougal Street, Mustapha - and me”, about his days at NYU, which was published in Israel’s leading media outlet, Israel National News. (Spring 2020)

Marianne Hushla Ly (GSAS ’73) is a retired French teacher and the author of the memoir Remembering Bette, a tribute to her sister Bette Hushla Levine, who was a victim of Covid-19 and a champion swimmer.  The memoir is a story of happy times and sadness and the triumph of sisterly love and its enduring healing power. She is also the author of French Quiz Whiz 1 and French Quiz Whiz 2 to help you better understand and learn French. (Fall 2020)

Susan Reverby (GSAS ’73) has published a new book, Co-conspirator for Justice: The Revolutionary Life of Dr. Alan Berkman (UNC Press). (Winter 2020)

Georgette Bennet (GSAS ’72) is the author of Thou Shalt Not Stand Idly. (Winter 2022)

Frank M. Sorrentino (GSAS ’72) has a new publication, Presidential Power and the American Political System, which discusses the influence of the presidency and the prominence of bureaucracies based on case studies of the FBI and CIA to explore the question of accountability in American politics. (Winter 2020)

Dr. Stephen Lewis (GSAS ’71) is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of his historical novel From Infamy to Hope. Publisher: Austin Macauley. (Summer 2023)

Patrick Gallo (GSAS ’71) has written his tenth book, The Nazis The Vatican And The Jews of Rome, which will be published in November 2022 by Purdue University Press. (Spring 2022)

Richard S.Hillman (GSAS ’70) has published his fourth work of fiction Making Waves: A Novella, now available on Amazon. The book is based on his Semester-at-Sea experience. (Spring 2023)

Robert Lima (GSAS ’68) has published two new books this year, Writers On My Watch: Poems and Odyssey: Poetry and Prose. (Summer 2021)

Roslyn Bernstein (GSAS ’67, ’74) has published Engaging Art: Essays and Interviews from Around the Globe, a new book that includes 60 essays that appeared online in venues such as Guernica Magazine, Tablet, and Huffington Post. (Summer 2020)

Bettye C. Kearse (GSAS ’67) wrote a book about her family who descended from an African slave and President James Madison Jr., entitled The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President's Black Family. (Winter 2020)

Kosrof Chantikian (GSAS ’65, ’76) announces the publication of his third book of poems: The Songs Inside of You — published in June 2020. (Summer 2020)

Janet Haugaard (GSAS ’61) wrote Historical Tapestry: Adele France and John LaFarge in Southern Maryland. It has just been published by St. Mary's College of Maryland. (Fall 2023)

Twitty J. Styles (GSAS ’57) published an autobiography, Son of Prince Edward County, offering a firsthand account of his struggle to get an education from secondary school through college and, eventually, NYU. (Summer 2021)

School of Law

Rahela Khorakiwala (LAW ’10) recently published a book on the colonial high courts of India and issues of access to justice in contemporary times, From the Colonial to the Contemporary: Images, Iconography, Memories, and Performances of Law in India's High Courts. (Spring 2020)

Kate Bolton Bonnici (LAW '05) won the 2020 Colorado Prize for Poetry for her debut collection, Night Burial. (Summer 2021)

Jacqueline Friedland (LAW '02) has written her second novel, That's Not a Thing, released on April 14, 2020. (Winter 2020)

Lara Bazelon (LAW '00) has written the legal thriller A Good Mother, which dives into the questions of what it means to be a good mother and a good lawyer. (Spring 2021)

Winston Ma (LAW ’98) is a current adjunct professor at the NYU School of Law and published his new book The Hunt for Unicorns: How Sovereign Funds Are Reshaping Investment in the Digital Economy. (Fall 2020)

Linda C. McClain (LAW ’91) recently published Who’s the Bigot? Learning from Conflicts over Marriage and Civil Rights Law (Oxford University Press, 2020), which was featured in a book symposium on the legal blog Balkinization. (Summer 2020)

Jean Dexheimer Dudek (LAW ’84) wrote her debut novel, The Scent of Bright Light, a retelling of the story of Sarah and Hagar from Genesis. (Fall 2023)

Bonnie K. Goldenberg (LAW ’79), wrote the book Love, Abe: A Jewish GI's World War II Letters Home, based on her father's letters to her mother during WW II. (Winter 2023)

Daniel Klein (LAW '78) was translator and editor of the book Shadal on Genesis: Samuel David Luzzatto's Interpretation of the Book of Bereshit. (Winter 2020)

James Skelton (LAW ‘78) is the lead editor and coauthor of an anthology entitled Eradicating Smallpox in Ethiopia: Peace Corps Volunteers’ Accounts of Their Adventures, Challenges and Achievements, which was published by Peace Corps Writers in 2019. He has also written a Peace Corps memoir, a legal textbook, 25 articles for legal periodicals and books, and he is the lead editor and coauthor of a legal-oriented Festschrift in honor and memory of Professor Stephen T. Zamora, entitled A Life Dedicated to Family, Academia and Friends, to be published this summer by Arte Publico Press. (Spring 2021)

Frederick T. Golder (LAW ’69) just finished writing his book on conflict resolution, Reaching Common Ground. (Fall 2020)

Peter Reid (LAW ’69) recently published Every Hill a Burial Place: The Peace Corps Murder Trial in East Africa from the University Press of Kentucky. (Fall 2020)

Terry Connelly (LAW ’68) published his third book, Let's Blow Up the Elite College Admissions Black Box, on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions. (Summer 2020)

Thomas Morrison (LAW ʼ66) pulled from his illustrious legal career to craft his latest book Send in the Tort Lawyer$, a zany legal comedy with a compelling message and a story both meaningful and hilarious. (Summer 2023)

Liberal Studies

Kaitlin Puccio (LS ’09, CAS ’11, GPH ’21) published a novel based on her award-winning screenplay, Elle. (Spring 2021)

Jennifer Van Bergen (LS ’80) has published three nonfiction books: The Twilight of Democracy: The Bush Plan for America (2004), Archetypes for Writers: Using the Power of Your Subconscious (2007), and Malice: Thomas Jefferson's Conspiracy to Destroy Aaron Burr (2019). (Spring 2020)

Grossman School of Medicine

Joel Shulkin (GSM ’99) has a debut novel set for release on September 15, 2020 with Blackstone Publishing; a medical thriller titled Adverse Effects. (Winter 2020)

Robert Garofalo (GSM ’92) announces his forthcoming book When Dog Heal: Powerful Stories of People Living with HIV and the Dogs That Saved Them, published by Lerner Press. (Fall 2020)

Lori Schneider, MD (CAS ’86, GSM ’90) recently published her first book, A Brighter TOMORROW, inspired by the pandemic. This beautiful coffee table containing heartfelt poetry and beautiful impressionist artwork by Dr. Mark Salevitz (GSM ’90) offers hope and comfort to the reader. (Winter 2023)

Judith A. Ferry (GSM ’83) published a wonderful novel, Parallel Lives, which is all about life and becoming a hero. (Fall 2022)

Dr. Marie Rudden (GSM ’77) and Peter Lazes (STEINHARDT ’70) have published From the Ground Up: How Frontline Staff Can Save America's Healthcare (Berrett-Koehler Publishers), which documents the fragmentation and dysfunction of our American healthcare system and the reasons behind its failure. It also provides a proven method for increasing access to care and for improving the quality of care in our hospitals and clinics by creating Labor-Management partnerships. (Winter 2021)

Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Burak Yilmaz (MEYERS ʼ18) launched his second book, If My Mother Never Left, which is a self-help book for people to discover their inner child and become the best parent to themselves. He is also working on an app to create a platform for people with Mental Disabilities to express and be proud of themselves without feeling shame. (Spring 2023)

School of Professional Studies

Meg Grasmick (SPS ’20) has self-published Always Arising: Seeking Solace in an Isolated World, a personal growth book that is a guide to living out your greatest fulfillment. (Winter 2021)

Keir Weimer (SPS ’20) is a real estate and lifestyle entrepreneur and author of the #1 Amazon bestseller Live Inspired! 5-Minute Intentions to Energize Your Life and Career. (Winter 2020)

Kirstyn Petras (SPS ’17) is celebrating her debut novel The Next Witness being awarded the 2023 NYC Big Book Award for political thriller. (Fall 2023)

Emily Keyes (SPS ’08) recently opened her own literary agency, the Keyes Agency, LLC. (Summer 2023)

William Davis (SPS ’08) has published a new book, Visions in a Seer Stone (UNC Press). (Winter 2020)

Kiran Nasir Gore (SPS ’04, GAL ’06) has co-edited and co-authored a new book, The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties in Investor-State Disputes: History, Evolution, and Future (published by Wolters Kluwer). (Summer 2022)

Nathan Andres (SPS ’04), a global HR executive, coach and wellbeing leader, recently published his first book, Your REAL Life Get Authentic, Be Resilient, Make it Count. The book being a formula for living a life of wellbeing, good mental health and joy, hit Amazon best seller in numerous categories and draws on what Nate calls The REAL Model and the power packed combination of authenticity and resilience. (Fall 2023)

Kristen Tozzo (SPS ’06) is now the Associate Project Manager for Proprietary Sales at Random House Children's Books. (Winter 2023)

Andrew Avner (SPS ’97, TISCH ’99) published his debut Latinx middle grade novel entitled Toro (Black Rose Writing) about a Spanish cow who wants to run with the bulls in Pamplona. (Summer 2020)

Lisa Danels (SPS ’93) just released her new book, The Human Edge Advantage, Mastering the Art of Being All IN. Her work has been inspired by working with hundreds of leaders and teams worldwide to enable leaders to become more self-aware and confident while enabling their teams to co-create new possibilities. (Fall 2023)

Silver School of Social Work

Kara Lissy (SSSW ’13) recently published her first book, Adult Children of Alcoholics, a workbook designed to walk the reader through recovery from growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional home. She is the clinical director and psychotherapist at A Good Place Therapy in lower Manhattan. (Summer 2021)

Esma Ashraf (SSSW ’09) is celebrating her success as a published poet, with her first book; Shamma: The dancing flame, published in 2019 alongside her recent poetry book; Afsanah in her words published in February 2023. (Spring 2023)

Linda Feyder (SSSW ’06) writes the depth of human experience in All’s Fair and Other California Stories (September 28, 2021, She Writes Press). (Summer 2021)

Anise Eden (SSSW ’05) has a new publication coming in October 2021, a thriller called Dead Sound. (Spring 2021)

Debbie Zapata (SSSW ’05) is the author of her debut picture book Up and Adam, an uplifting story about a boy with Down syndrome who helps his neighbors in the aftermath of a storm. (Spring 2022)

Sarah Thomas Mariano, LCSW (SSSW ʼ05) is celebrating the publication of her children's book I Will Love You Forever and Always, written as a tool to use in a therapeutic setting to help children understand unconditional love. (Fall 2023)

Christine D. King (SSSW ’02) recently published What Didn’t Happen - A Memoir with Adelaide Books, July, 2020. (Summer 2020)

Christine Hamm (SSSW ’95) was just awarded the Tenth Gate Prize by Word Works publishing for her manuscript, Gorilla. (Winter 2020)

Phil Coltoff (SSSW ’64) and Linda Lausell Bryant (SSSW ’12) have just published a book called A Call to Action about social work profession. It's aimed at social work educators, executives, and practitioners. They are both part of the NYU Silver School of Social Work faculty and the book was published with the help of alumni donations. All proceeds from the book go to scholarships at Silver. (Summer 2021)

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Bill Meyer (STEINHARDT ’21) is releasing the second in a meditation book series directed for kids coming out, Healing Breath. (Summer 2021)

Yvonne Cuaresma (STEINHARDT ’20) started The Climate Journal Project to help alleviate depression/anxiety around the climate crisis and launched the Kickstarter campaign on January 21 for the 1st run of physical journal books. (Winter 2021)

Courtney Ramm (STEINHARDT ’20) is a professional dancer and choreographer whose upcoming memoir, Eris Rising (Acorn Publishing) is a deeply personal tell-all about falling for a highly manipulative and dangerous man. Eris Rising is a necessary reminder of the resiliency of the human spirit. (Summer 2020)

Brian Centrone (STEINHARDT ’19) has edited an anthology of fashion-themed fiction, Dress You Up (New Lit Salon Press). (Spring 2021)

Mariama Bah (STEINHARDT ’15, GPH ’21) is publishing a book in which she shares her determination to carve her own path and create the life that she believes she deserves. She hopes to inspire girls around the world who are on their own paths towards education and independence and writes for all the women, girls, and others who are trapped by customs, tradition, and religion to encourage and enable them to achieve their dreams. (Fall 2022)

Ana Lorena Fabrega (STEINHARDT ʼ14) published her first book The Learning Game: Teaching Kids to Think for Themselves, Embrace Challenge, and Love Learning, which hit the Amazon Best Seller list. (Fall 2023)

Christopher Griffin (STEINHARDT ’14) AKA Plant Kween is the author of You Grow, Gurl! (HarperCollins). (Spring 2022)

Rebecca Koch (STEINHARDT ’14) wrote Mad and Bad: Real Heroines of the Regency, a non-fiction pop history book that looks at real women of the ever-popular Regency era, and is a continuation of the work Rebecca started at NYU. (Summer 2020)

Max Liboiron (STEINHARDT ’13) has an upcoming publication, Pollution is Colonialism, which points out that even when researchers are working toward benevolent goals, conducting environmental science and activism is often premised on a colonial worldview and access to land. (Spring 2021)

Victoria Patricia Davis (STEINHARDT ’12) crowdfunded her book Addicted to Health: Going with God to Break Free from a Health-Obsessed Culture in 2020, which was published this year by Atmosphere Press in Austin, Texas. Addicted to Health teaches the steps to change how we view health and aims to show you practical ways to choose joy, freedom, and peace in every step of your health journey. (Winter 2022)

Nicolas DiDomizio (STEINHARDT ’12) is the author of the debut novel Burn It All Down (Little, Brown), a high-stakes revenge novel that follows a young comic and his mom/best friend as they embark on a crime spree against their ex-boyfriends. (Winter 2021)

Gabrielle Brigida Macalintal (STEINHARDT ’12) is featured in the new book Dance Adventures: True Stories About Dancing Abroad, which highlights her time studying dance education in Uganda. (Winter 2021)

Harmony D. Osei (STEINHARDT ’11) has co-authored a book chapter in the National Collegiate Honors Council's recent publication of Advising for Today's Honors Students. The chapter is titled "Exploring the Relationship Between Mindset, Mental Health, and Academic Performance Among College Students," which critically examines the effectiveness of holistic interventions within the context of college programs for high-achieving students. (Fall 2023)

Yasmin Fahr (STEINHARDT ’10) is publishing her third cookbook titled Cook Simply, Live Fully on April 16, 2024 with HarperCollins. Yasmin is also a contributor to New York Times Cooking and spends half the year in Menorca, Spain.

Adriana Villavicencio (STEINHARDT ’10) has just published her first book Am I My Brother's Keeper?: Educational Opportunities and Outcomes for Black and Brown Boys (Harvard Education Press). (Summer 2021)

Sheela Prakash (STEINHARDT ’10) is a graduate of the Department of Nutrition & Food Studies and is excited to announce that her first cookbook, Mediterranean Every Day, will be released September 1. (Summer 2020)

Donna Clovis (STEINHARDT ’08) is releasing her new novel The South of Black Forgiveness in June 2020. (Winter 2020)

Jessica Shiller (STEINHARDT ’07) wrote an article featured in the Washington Post in response to the death of George Floyd and subsequent protests, “Lessons learned from Baltimore teachers who talked with students about the 2015 death of Freddie Gray while in Police Custody”. (Summer 2020)

Dr. Kristin Vogel-Campbell (STEINHARDT ’06) is excited to share the publication of her book Partnering with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families in Special Education, through Rowman & Littlefield. (Fall 2023)

Hatim El-Hibri (STEINHARDT ’06, ’12) is the author of Visions of Beirut: The Urban Life of Media Infrastructure (Duke University Press). (Summer 2021)

Brett Krutzsch (STEINHARDT ’05) is the editor of The Revealer, the online magazine published by the Center for Religion & Media, which was just honored with the "Excellence in Magazine Overall Religion Coverage" by the Religion News Association, the top award they offer for a print or online magazine. (Winter 2022)

Dr. Aviva Legatt (STEINHARDT ’05) is releasing a timely new book, Get Real and Get In (St. Martin’s Griffin, Aug. 3, 2021), that is a total game changer for students who are looking for what it really takes to get into college. (Spring 2021)

Sulaiman Jenkins (STEINHARDT ’04) has released a book, Life is Raw: The Story of a Reformed Outlaw, a biographical memoir takes an in-depth look into the life of Mutah Beale, formerly known as Napoleon of the legendary Outlawz rap group who was affiliated with the late Tupac Shakur. (Winter 2021)

Eric Wilson (STEINHARDT ’04) recently published his debut children’s book, A Gracie Greene Adventure: The Magical Plant. Starring 7-year-old Gracie, the work explores the magic of nature and its gifts. This book is the first in an eco-conscious series that centers around Gracie, her brother Matteo, Ma and Pa, and their loveable dog Scooter. (Fall 2021)

Rebecca Hale (STEINHARDT ’02) has had her second book published, Tips From A Talent Agent: Practical Advice For Actors. Dr. Hale has been a talent agent in New Orleans for 27 years and represents actors all over the country, including a few actors in New York. (Spring 2021)

Filomena Sorrentino (STEINHARDT ’01), who has been teaching Italian and Spanish in the State of NY for 20 years, published a book on teaching and learning in 2018, explaining the rules, regulations, and pathways to becoming a certified public teacher in New York State. (Winter 2023)

Lidia Gonzalez (STEINHARDT ’97, ’99) is the author of the forthcoming book, Bad at Math: Dismantling Harmful Beliefs that Hinder Equitable Mathematics Education published by Corwin Press and due to be published in February/March of 2023. (Fall 2022)

Carrie Klewin Lawrence (STEINHARDT ’99) is publishing her first book, Origin Story. (Fall 2022)

James Gordon Williams (STEINHARDT ’99) announces his book Crossing Bar Lines: The Politics and Practices of Black Musical Space which will be published by University Press Mississippi in March 2021. (Fall 2020)

David Hanna (STEINHARDT ’96) had his new book Broken Icarus published by Rowman & Littlefield last month. He currently teaches history at Stuyvesant High School in Lower Manhattan, where he has taught for the past decade. (Summer 2022)

Dr. Satyavani Gayatri (STEINHARDT ’96) has published her first book for women called From Pain To Power: Becoming A Woman Warrior Through Your Biggest Struggles And Most Challenging Times. (Spring 2023)

Laurén B. Carr (STEINHARDT ’95) is excited to share the news of her first published book Mindful Admissions, An Insider's Guide to Staying Sane, Applying Well and Getting Accepted to College. Laurén has dedicated her entire career of 30+ years to the college admissions and college counseling profession, including a decade in college admissions and as Director of College Admissions at NYU. (Winter 2022)

LeAnne Hitchcock (STEINHARDT ’91) has recently published a children's book, The Maid: The Story of Joan of Arc, and has been teaching at Dillard University in New Orleans. (Summer 2020)

Eric Dever (STEINHARDT ’88) is celebrating the publication of New Rules Next Week, Corita Kent’s Legacy through the Eyes of Twenty Artists and Writers (Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 2023) where his essay can be found. (Summer 2023)

Pamela Gay (STEINHARDT ’88) wrote I'm So Glad You're Here (May 12, She Writes Press), a riveting flash memoir that begins with Gay, at age 18, witnessing her father being bound in a straightjacket and carried out on a stretcher to a state mental hospital. This is a book about mental health, overcoming hardship, trial and error in therapy, and healing family relationships. (Winter 2020)

Laura Josepher (STEINHARDT ’88, STEINHARDT ’90) wrote the textbook Performing in Contemporary Musicals with NYU Steinhardt Vocal Faculty, David Sisco. (Winter 2022)

Matt Friedman (STEINHARDT ’86) has recently published his latest book on human trafficking entitled Where Were You: A Profile of Modern Slavery. (Spring 2022)

Dr. Joni Schwartz (STEINHARDT ’85) and Rebecca Schwartz (SPS ’13) are a mother and daughter duo who co-authored a new book, Learning to Disclose: A Journey of Transracial Adoption, on race, blended families - the research based autoethnography is timely and a must read. (Winter 2021)

Sabu Kohso (STEINHARDT ’82) announces Radiation and Revolution, which is now available from Duke University Press. Political theorist and anticapitalist activist Sabu Kohso uses the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster to illuminate the relationship between nuclear power, capitalism, and the nation-state, showing how nuclear power has become the organizing principle of the global order. (Fall 2020)

Elizabeth Stone (STEINHARDT ’82) released her latest book (co-authored with Meredith Joelle Charlson), The Better College Essay: From Start to Finish. The foreword is by NYU's Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions, Jonathan B. Williams. (Summer 2021)

Todd Daley (STEINHARDT ’81) retired last year after a 50-year career teaching high school and junior college. He has written five novels including Fable, Blue Collar Works, The Mariners Harbor Messiah, and the Pulaski Prowler. (Summer 2020)

Ellin Yassky, Ph.D. (STEINHARDT ’81, ’86) is proud to announce the publication of her latest book, 50 of Tel Aviv's Most Intriguing Streets: The Lives Behind the Names (Gefen, Israel, 2022). (Summer 2022)

Noemi Figueroa (STEINHARDT ’79) won the Silver Medal in the Nonfiction Category of the Florida Book Awards for her book The Borinqueneers, A Visual History of the 65th Infantry Regiment. (Spring 2023)

Richard Kutner (STEINHARDT ʼ79) has translated After the Roundup, a graphic novel based on the actual experiences of eleven-year-old Joseph Weismann, who escaped from a transit camp in France after being rounded up with 13,000 other Jews in July 1942. (Fall 2023)

Stephanie Calmenson (STEINHARDT ’77) has published three new children's books, Dozens of Dachschunds: A Counting, Woofing, Wagging Book, Our Principal is a Noodlehead!, and Our Principal's Silly Story Collection. (Summer 2021)

Blandford Smith (STEINHARDT ’76) published a new book, Crazy Fourth: How Jack Johnson Kept His Heavyweight Title and Put Las Vegas, New Mexico on the Map (University of New Mexico Press). (Winter 2020)

Gibbs Williams (STEINHARDT ’74) has published a new book, Smack in the Middle: My Turbulent Time Treating Heroin Addicts at Odyssey House (History Publishing Company). (Winter 2020)

Judith Peck (STEINHARDT ’71, ’83) wrote Naked Under the Lights, which was released October 29 by Black Rose Writing. (Fall 2020)

Peter Lazes (STEINHARDT ’70) and Dr. Marie Rudden (GSM ’77) have published From the Ground Up: How Frontline Staff Can Save America's Healthcare (Berrett-Koehler Publishers), which documents the fragmentation and dysfunction of our American healthcare system and the reasons behind its failure. It also provides a proven method for increasing access to care and for improving the quality of care in our hospitals and clinics by creating Labor-Management partnerships. (Winter 2021)

Phyllis Melhado (STEINHARDT ’70) released her debut novel The Spa at Lavender Lane (Black Rose Writing) on May 7, 2020. (Spring 2020)

Benton Arnovitz (STEINHARDT ’69) is the editor of Theodor Lessing's classic 1930 book, finally available in English, Jewish Self-Hate. (Spring 2021)

Jeffrey Sussman (STEINHARDT ’69) is the author of Holocaust Fighters: Boxers, Resisters and Avengers. (Fall 2021)

Franklin Stein (STEINHARDT ’68) published the book with coauthor Kathleen Reed, Occupational Therapy: a Guide for Prospective Students, Counselors and Advocates (Slack Publishers). He is the founding editor of Annals of International Occupational Therapy and Professor Emeritus from the University of South Dakota. (Winter 2021)

Lenore Ringler, PhD. (STEINHARDT ’65) published Raising Readers and Writers: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers. (Spring 2021)

Nicholas Bilotti (STEINHARDT ’62, GSAS ’64) published his memoir, Nick’s Story You Can Get Here From There. (Fall 2022)

Florence Lunde (STEINHARDT ’62) is a graduate of the Berean College and received her Graduate Certificate in Christian Ministry from The King’s Seminary. She received her ordination from the Independent Assemblies of God International. She is the published author of three books: God’s Word for You (2016, Xulon Press); Digging Deeper: The Devotional; and its sister book, Digging Deeper: the Bible Study. (Winter 2020)

Joyce C. Grand (STEINHARDT ’60) has written Margaret: from Newton to Nerja and its sequel, Moving Forward. (Winter 2020)

Stern School of Business

Dan Turtel (STERN ’20) is the author of Greetings from Asbury Park, the winner of the prestigious Faulkner Society Award for best novel in 2020 (Blackstone Publishing). (Fall 2021)

Valerie Wong (STERN ’14) will have three of her poems (all in due time, breathe, ripeness) shared with every S'MAC order in March/April 2022. Another poem (every monsoon exhausts itself eventually) will be featured in Processing Crisis, a multi-genre anthology to be published in Spring 2022. (Winter 2022)

David Yu (STERN ’11) is the author of Aircraft Valuation: Airplane Investments as an Asset Class (Palgrave, Macmillian). (Winter 2021)

Pedro David Martinez (STERN ’06) recently launched an online magazine, Regius, with two features from NYU faculty, Ed Altman and Ingo Walter. (Spring 2021)

Michael Lewis (STERN ’98) wrote and published a book The Vulnerable Career Switcher in 2019. (Summer 2021)

Robert Abad (STERN ’89) has written a new book, Moment. (Summer 2021)

Paolo Scattarreggia (STERN ’89) wrote the book Il Grido Di Battaglia, which was published in Italy in April 2022.  (Summer 2022)

Victoria Ponte (STERN ’85) self-published a book about her experiences titled Uneven Surfaces: A Memoir. (Spring 2021)

Andrew Zimmerman (STERN ’78) has published his first novel, Journey (Radius Book Group). (Winter 2020)

Vinod Busjeet (STERN ’75) is the author of Silent Winds, Dry Seas, a coming of age novel to be published in August by Penguin Random House under its hardcover imprint, Doubleday. (Summer 2021)

Arthur Kerns (STERN ’72) published his fourth spy thriller, Days of the Hunters: Intrigue, Mayhem, and Romance in Sunny Italy (Old Ballard Press). (Winter 2020)

Raphael F. Nevins (STERN ’68) is the author of the newly published eBook, The Ghost of Donald J. Trump, Kindle edition by Westmoreland, W. I. (Spring 2020)

Joe Wallenstein (STERN ’66) published a new book Flynn and Miranda, the story of how the “Miranda” rights came to be and who paid the price to achieve them. (Spring 2021)

Roland Zimany (STERN ’65) wrote the book Sermons with Insight. (Spring 2021)

Carl Steinhouse (STERN ’52) has published Volume 2 of his Pacific War series, Nimitz's Bypass; Volume 1 was Yamamoto's Dilemma. (Winter 2020)

Tandon School of Engineering

Carol N. Morgan-Brown (TANDON ʼ09) just published her first Halloween children's book. (Summer 2023)

Ronald E. Daniels (TANDON ’77) wrote See Us From Whence We Come, published by Outskirts Press. (Summer 2020)

Michael G. Kesler (TANDON ’68) recently had his moving memoir, The Remnant: On Burning Wings To a Displaced Persons Camp and Beyond, published by Vallentine-Mitchell. Just turned 97-year-old holocaust survivor, long-time East Brunswick, NJ resident, and blind since 2006 due to glaucoma, Michael recounts his war years and survival – a time when he seemed to be making all the right choices to survive – but even the best choices were accompanied by a deep sense of guilt and shame, even with a successful life following his escape ultimately to the United States where a good life awaited him. (Summer 2021)

Viraht Sahni (TANDON ’68, ’72) has published the book Schrödinger Theory of Electrons: Complementary Perspectives, Modern Tracts in Physics 285, Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022. (Summer 2022)

Tisch School of the Arts

Syreeta Gates (TSOA ’20) is the founder of The Gates Preserve, which is releasing a book called Everybody Eats this summer; Syreeta is also featured on the second season of Lego Masters. (Summer 2021)

Hannah Cohen (TSOA ’19) is the author of the children's book, Ezra’s Invisible Backpack, which is coming out on May 25th. (Spring 2021)

Shannon Sweeting (TSOA ’15) launched a free ebook Learn Simple Japanese Watching Anime to help Japanese language students better retain simple words and phrases by watching anime. (Fall 2021)

J Cha (TSOA ’14) has published a book in South Korea, Live Recklessly, Love Foolishly. (Winter 2021)

Erik Christian Hanson (TSOA ’13) will have his second book published on March 25. Wicked Blood, a dark novella from Demain Publishing, is his follow-up to All Things Deadly (Salem Stories). (Winter 2022)

Anna Watkins Fisher (TSOA ’07) is pleased to announce the publication of The Play in the System: The Art of Parasitical Resistance (Duke University Press). (Fall 2020)

Molly Allis (TSOA ’05) is a non-binary artist and NYU alumni, and is about to release a queer bilingual children's book called Hooray, What A Day!/¡Viva, Qué Día!. It will also be part of Gender Inclusive Classrooms' resource list of books for teachers who want to foster safe, welcoming gender-inclusive classrooms. (Summer 2020)

Ariella Lauren Cohen (TSOA ’05) has published the 2nd edition of the poetry chapbook, It Whispers. (Spring 2022)

Jake Friedman (TSOA ’04) has released a new book, The Disney Revolt. (Summer 2022)

Harmony Bench (TSOA ’03) wrote Perpetual Motion: Dance, Digital Cultures, and the Common, published by the University of Michigan Press. Her book is a new exploration of how digital media assert the relevance of dance in a wired world. Her writing has been published in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screen, Choreographies of 21st Century War, and Dance on Its Own Terms: Histories and Methodologies. (Summer 2020)

Lauren Marks (TSOA ’02) published her memoir A Stitch of Time through Simon & Schuster (Hardcover: 2017, Paperback: 2018). She is currently living in Los Angeles working in senior communication roles. (Summer 2023)

Janet Beard (TSOA ’01) has a new novel, The Ballad of Laurel Springs, that will be published on Oct. 19 by Gallery Books. (Fall 2021)

Ricardo Montez (TSOA ’01, ’07) is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of Line: Race and the Performance of Desire, Duke University Press, August 14, 2020. (Summer 2020)

Jessica Ingram (TSOA ’99) has published a new book, Road Through Mignight: A Civil Rights Memorial, through UNC Press. (Winter 2020)

Lauren Steimer (TSOA ’99) has published a new book, Experts in Action: Transitional Hong Kong-Style Stunt Work and Performance (Duke University Press). (Spring 2021)

Sheetal Sheth (TSOA ’98) is preparing to release a spectacular new children’s book that empowers kids (especially girls) to showcase their unique talents and personalities even when they feel “othered” by racial, gender, or social differences: Bravo, Anjali! (September 14, 2021, Mango and Marigold Press). (Summer 2021)

Daisuke Miyao (TSOA ’97, ’03) wrote Japonisme and The Birth of Cinema, which is now available from Duke University Press. Miyao reveals the undetected influence that Japanese art and aesthetics had on early cinema and the pioneering films of the Lumiére brothers. (Summer 2020)

Risa Yanagisawa (now Williams) (TSOA ’97, ’98) has published the book, The Ultimate Time Management Toolkit (JKP Books), the second book in a three book self-help book series. (Summer 2022)

Tim Cummings (TSOA ’95) has written his debut novel, Alice the Cat, a spooky middle-grade coming-of-age adventure, which will be published by Fitzroy Books in May 2023. He was recently hired to teach writing for UCLA Extension Writers' Program and to teach Writing Workshops at The Townies Inc in Ojai, CA. (Summer 2022)

Jason Gots (TSOA ’94) is the author of Humanity Is Trying: Experiments in Living with Grief, Finding Connection, and Resisting Easy Answers (Hanover Square). (Fall 2021)

Charles Ricciardi (TSOA ’94, GAL ’96) has produced 5 independent feature films and worked as the Operations and Creative Director for the New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission. Recently he has been writing and illustrating children's books. His latest is a children's book written with, and about, 9/11 first responder William Jimeo, titled Immigrant, American, Survivor. The story follows Will's journey as a young boy from Colombia to America, where he followed his dream to become a police officer in New York City. (Spring 2021)

Christopher Stanton (TSOA ’93) published Nick Pope, his diary of a troubled but resilient high schooler in 1987. The graphic novel features illustrations by the late Christopher Darling and is available Amazon. (Summer 2023)

Laura Dickson (TSOA ’91) recently joined the faculty of Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults. Her short story "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Bimah" will appear in the middle grade anthology Coming of Age: 13 B'Nai Mitzvah Stories. (Winter 2022)

Joshua Narins' (TSOA ’90) debut literary fiction novel, False Neutral, is a contemporary character-driven drama set primarily in Boston’s Back Bay and the North End. It's a story of choices made and not made, and the collision of those paths. (Fall 2022)

Dani Alpert (TISCH ’88) never intended to have kids — until she fell in love with a divorced father of two. In her humorous new book, The Girlfriend Mom, she shares the good, the bad and the oh, so funny of taking on the role of an uncompensated babysitter-turned-confidant who couldn’t imagine life without her boyfriend’s kids — until she had to, seven years later, when she was dumped for a natural blonde. (Winter 2020)

Rick Rubin (TSOA ’85) founded Def Jam Records in his NYU dorm room. His new book The Creative Act: A Way of Being came out January 10. “I set out to write a book about what to do to make a great work of art. Instead, it revealed itself to be a book on how to be.” —Rick Rubin (Winter 2023)

Allen Ellenzweig (TSOA ’85) is publishing with Oxford University Press the first major biography of George Platt Lynes (1907-1955), a prominent photographer of cultural celebrities, high-end fashion, classical dancers from the early Kirstein/Balanchine companies (culminating in the New York City Ballet), and the male and female nude. (Summer 2021)

Toni Ann Johnson (TSOA ’83) has written the short story collection, Light Skin Gone to Waste (UGA Press, October 2022), which was edited and selected by Roxane Gay for the 2021 Flannery O’Connor Award. In August of 2022, Johnson performed a one-woman show at The Cherry Center for the Arts. (Summer 2022)

Maureen Rattner (TSOA ’83) has published a new book, Applause, which describes eight artists' various paths to success. (Winter 2022)

Ronald Rand (TSOA ’80) recently published his new book Solo Transformation On Stage: A Journey into the Organic Process of the Art of Transformation. The book reveals how creation takes place through his two-hour transformation bringing to life the dynamic 79-year-old Harold Clurman, “the Elder Statesman of the American Theatre” in his acclaimed solo play, Let It Be Art! (Winter 2022)

Sule Greg Wilson (TSOA ’80, GSAS ’86) co-wrote two books, Funky Banjo Level One and Funky Banjo Level Two. Funky Banjo is dedicated to three things: bringing banjo playing in its many forms to the public, teaching reading skills, and documenting and expanding the African American heritage of the banjo. (Fall 2021)

Debra Mary Lee Kasmauski (TSOA ’79, TSOA ’89) is publishing her chapbook Words From Walls in June after transitioning to literature from her career in modern dance. (Winter 2022)

Debra Frech (TSOA ’79, ’89) will be releasing her second poetry book in September 2023 titled QUIET TREE, published by Finishing Line Press. Her first poetry book, WORDS FROM WALL, was published in June 2022. (Summer 2023)

Susanna Reich (TSOA ʼ76) is celebrating the publication of Pass the Baby (Neal Porter Books), with art by NY Times bestselling illustrator Raúl Colón. In this rollicking, rhyming picture book, an adorable baby causes an uproar when her diverse family sits down for a meal. (Fall 2023)

Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service

Handaa Enkh-Amgalan (WAG ’19) is the author of the upcoming book, Stigmatized, about her journey battling advanced stage Tuberculosis and the social stigma attached to it. (Winter 2021)

Lola Marcy Ajayi (WAG ’17) co-wrote a children's book Taiwo and Kehinde: The Wedding Trip which takes readers through a colorful, cultural, emotional yet humorous, and family-oriented journey of twelve-year-old twin sisters who venture into the world of entrepreneurship to achieve their financial goal. (Summer 2020)

Jeffrey Yip (WAG ’08) has written a book explaining how to navigate the complex civil service system when seeking a career with the city. (Fall 2023)

Kristin Misner (WAG ’08) is a contributing writer to the recently published book, How Ten Global Cities Take on Homelessness: Innovations That Work. (Summer 2021)

Muzzy Rosenblatt (WAG ’92) will release his co-authored book, How Ten Global Cities Take on Homelessness: Innovations That Work, co-authored with Bloomberg Associates Principal Linda Gibbs, and Social Services Consultant, Tamiru Mammo and Prof. Jay Bainbridge. The group took on perhaps the most formidable issue facing metropolitan areas today: the large numbers of people experiencing homelessness. (Spring 2021)

Karen M. Wicks (WAG ’86) is the author of Twisted Silver Spoons, a psychological thriller out in August (Atmosphere Press). (Summer 2021)