• Emma Kerkman ’25 has been selected as the winner of the Dell Award, formerly the Isaac Asimov Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing for her story, “Lolo’s Last Run.”

  • Fresh from graduation, Michelle Chung ’20 began an extensive job search and, having previously interned for Penguin Random House, knew that she had an interest in publishing. After identifying an opening with Simon & Schuster, a top publishing company based in New York City, she reached out to Brian Belfiglio ’90.

  • As college students, we read novels, short stories, textbooks, even perhaps poems or memoirs. We write essays, lab reports, Blackboard discussion posts. We read and write every single day, yet how much do we know about how a book goes from a manuscript to a product in Barnes & Noble? How many people are a part of the process? Who is behind that book description on Amazon?

  • Nancy Avery Dafoe K’74 has a new novel published by Rogue Phoenix Press. Both End in Speculation is the second novel in a murder mystery series written by Dafoe.

  • Elaine Weiss K’73 launches her book, The Woman’s Hour on March 6. Weiss’ comprehensive new book follows the journey of famous suffragettes engaged in debate over the 19th amendment and state rights.

  • Martine Kalaw ’03 recently completed her memoir titled Woman Without An Identity. The memoir is about her father, who she thought was dead, finding her through LinkedIn after Kalaw spent 13 years as an undocumented immigrant orphan and seven years in deportation.

  • Jeff Naeem ’09 recently released his book Stupid Enough to Succeed a definitive guide to business startup and achieving hyper-growth for the millennial entrepreneur.

  • Four young Hamilton alumnae revealed the ins and outs of the publishing industry and shared their personal experiences on working in various publishing roles at the Explorations in Publishing: How to Publish a Novel panel on April 22. The event was organized by the Career Center and the Novelists’ Support Group.

  • Kate Childs ’08 was just hired by the Creative Artists Agency (CAA) for a new position in the books department to create live events for client book releases.

  • As a creative writing major, Eva Lynch-Comer ’19 knows a lot about what makes a good story. This summer, she is putting that talent to good use as an intern at the Hannigan Salky and Getzler Literary Agency, a boutique agency in Chelsea, N.Y. Lynch-Comer spends her time reading manuscripts, helping to decide which works will move forward and end up published.

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