Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Science Fiction Author and Alumnus Scott Westerfeld (GSAS '89)

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Imagine "a world in which everyone has an operation when they turn sixteen, making them supermodel beautiful. Big eyes, full lips, no one fat or skinny. This seems like a good thing, but it's not. Especially if you're one of the uglies, a bunch of radical teens who've decided they want to keep their own faces." This world is one created in the Uglies trilogy by NYU alumnus Scott Westerfeld, one of the most popular sci-fi authors for young adults in the last few years. Currently, Scott is on tour with his recently released Behemoth book 2 of his Leviathan series. For more information on Scott please visit his blog.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Praise for Alumna Patricia Engel's Debut Novel

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We were thrilled to learn that Patricia Engel's debut novel, Vida, was named to the New York Times' Editor's Choice list, along with Philip Roth's Nemesis and Edwidge Danticat's Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work). Her fiction has appeared in publications such as The Atlantic, Boston Review, Guernica, and she has received numerous literary awards. Patricia earned her undergraduate degree in French and art history at NYU and her MFA in creative writing at Florida International University. For more information on Patricia please click here.