SAIC faculty and alumni have been named in Newcity's latest Lit 50 list for 2018. The list is a compilation of influential wordsmiths in a variety of mediums, on a vast array of platforms. The Lit 50 "are a big-hearted bunch, concerned about the state of the nation and the plight of humanity rather than buffing their laurels or simply being clever" states Newcity. The list notes themes to look out for this year are, "poetry is huge, printed books are winning out over e-books and independent bookstores can make all the difference to new authors just getting a foothold."
Join us in extending a tremendous congratulations to the following faculty and alumni: Jesse Ball, professor in the Writing department, for his latest novel Census; backed by a 2016 Creative Capital grant and Guggenheim fellowship. Daniel Borzutzky (MFA 2000), lecturer in the Liberal Arts department, for his new book Lake Michigan. Emil Ferris (BFA 2008, MFA 2010) was included for her Hugo award-nominated 2017 graphic debut My Favorite Thing is Monsters—part two will arrive this October. Lindsay Hunter's (MFA 2007), Eat Only When You’re Hungry was a finalist for the 2017 Chicago Review of Books Fiction Award and lands in paperback this August. Audrey Niffenegger (BFA 1985), author of The Time Traveler's Wife, has been noticed for Bizarre Romance, a collections of 13 stories illustrated by her husband, Eddie Campbell. And last, but not least, Chris Ware's (1991–93) personal anthology and memoir, Monograph.
To read more about these SAIC alumni and faculty and the remaining Lit 50, head over to Newcity's piece on their website.