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Elaine Kamarck ’72 Publishes Book on U.S. Public Policy

Posted February 6, 2014
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Elaine Kamarck ’72 has written a new book, How Change Happens—or Doesn’t: The Politics of U.S. Public Policy. The book traces the paths of a series of modern policy initiatives from the orderly world of analysis to the messy world of partisan politics. Kamarck examines the reasons for policy success and failure and offers a […]

Book by Rivvy Neshama ’63 Makes Redbook Magazine’s Book Club Pick for January

Posted January 13, 2014
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Recipes for a Sacred Life: True Stories and a Few Miracles, the recently published book by Rivvy Neshama ’63, was selected by Redbook magazine as its Book Club pick for January 2014. Neshama is a first-time author who has previously written for Ms., Glamour and the New York Times. Of its selection, Redbook editors wrote: […]

Evelyn Barish ’56 Pens Biography on Literary Theorist Paul de Man

Posted November 14, 2013

Evelyn Barish ’56 has written a new biography of Yale literary theorist Paul de Man, which was featured by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The Double Life of Paul de Man is an investigative biography over two decades in the making. It chronicles how de Man rose to the pinnacle of influence in the halls […]

Judith Resnik ’72 to Receive 2014 Book Award from the Order of the Coif

Posted November 12, 2013

Representing Justice: Invention, Controversy, and Rights in City-States and Democratic Courtrooms, a book co-written by Judith Resnik ’72 and her husband, has been recognized by the Order of the Coif as “highest order of legal scholarship.” Representing Justice (Yale University Press, 2011) follows the evolution of adjudication into the modern day and explores the relationship […]

Moira Egan ’84 Pens New Poetry Collection, Hot Flash Sonnets

Posted July 24, 2013

Moira Egan ’84 recently published a new collection of poetry, Hot Flash Sonnets, with positive reviews. This is the fifth poetry collection by Egan. Hot Flash Sonnets explores the sultry joys and humorous indignities of becoming a woman of a certain age. The collection has been featured on Poetry Daily and The Signal, and was […]

Monica Hesse ’03 Publishes Debut Young-Adult Novel

Posted July 24, 2013

Monica Hesse ’03 has just published her first novel, Stray, with British publisher Hot Key Books. The first book of a two-book series, Stray is about a teenage girl raised in the Path—a virtual reality experiment designed to replicate perfect childhoods. Hesse is a feature writer for The Washington Post, where she has covered everything from […]

Constance Rosenblum ’65 Authors Habitats: Private Lives in the Big City

Posted May 22, 2013

Habitats: Private Lives in the Big City is the latest book by Constance Rosenblum ’65, a longtime staffer at The New York Times. From the publisher: “There may be eight million stories in the Naked City, but there are also nearly three million dwelling places, ranging from Park Avenue palaces to Dickensian garrets and encompassing much […]

Joanne Corbin, MSS ’86, Publishes Children and Families Affected By Armed Conflicts in Africa

Posted September 12, 2012

Joanne Corbin, MSS ’86, has published Children and Families Affected By Armed Conflicts in Africa, a book aimed at enhancing the awareness and knowledge of helping professionals working with children and families who have experienced armed conflict in Africa. Published by NASW press, Children and Families draws on the experiences of working practitioners with populations […]

Marcia Cantarella ’68 Publishes Guide to Finishing College

Posted September 12, 2012

Marcia Y. Cantarella ’68, who has held positions at Hunter College, Princeton University, New York University, and Metropolitan College of New York during her distinguished career as a dean and vice president of student affairs, is the author of the new book I Can Finish College: The Overcome Any Obstacle and Get Your Degree Guide. […]

Elaine Showalter ’62 Wins 2012 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism for A Jury of Her Peers

Posted June 12, 2012
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Elaine Showalter ’62 has won the 2012 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism for her book A Jury of Her Peers. The $30,000 award—the largest annual cash prize in English-language literary criticism—is administered for the Truman Capote Estate by the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. “I’m deeply honored by this award,” says Showalter in a […]

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