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author,The Art of Mystery: The Search for Questions
Graywolf Press,2018
Author,My Darling Detective
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2017
Author,Skeleton Coast
Flood Editions,2017
Author,Against Sunset
W.W. Norton,2017
Author,The Sleeping World: A Novel
Simon and Schuster,2016
Author,Berlin Notebook: Where are the Refugees?
Los Angeles Review of Books ,2016
Author,Next Life Might Be Kinder
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2015
Author,Viral
W.W. Norton,2015
author,The Immortal Evening: A Legendary Dinner with Keats, Wordsworth, and Lamb.
W.W. Norton & Company,2014
Author,Life
Flood Editions,2014
cover of "The Man Who Walked Away"
Author,The Man Who Walked Away: A Novel
Bloomsbury USA,2014
Author,I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2013
,The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish
The University of Chicago Press,2012
Author,An Individual History
W. W. Norton & Company,2012
,Orphan Hours
W. W. Norton & Company,2012
Author,What is Left the Daughter
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2010
,Effacement
Flood Editions,2010
Editor,At the Barriers: On the Poetry of Thom Gunn
University of Chicago Press,2009
,Posthumous Keats: A Personal Biography
W. W. Norton,2008
,The Last Summer of the World: A Novel
W. W. Norton & Company,2008
,Make Us Wave Back
University of Michigan Press,2007
,The Haunting of L.
Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux,2007
,Devotion
Houghton Mifflin,2007
,Civilization
Flood Editions,2006
,From the Book of Giants
,2006
,Genealogy
HarperCollins,2006
Author,Dark Wild Realm
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2006
,In Fond Remembrance of Me
Picador,2005
,Argument & Song: Sources and Silences in Poetry
Handsel,2003
,Drastic
William Morrow,2002
,The Chauffeur
Picador,2002
,The Northern Lights
Picador,2001
,Now That My Father Lies Down Beside Me: New and Selected Poems, 1970-2000
Ecco,2001
,The World's Room
University of Chicago Press,2001
,The Shape of Things to Come
William Morrow,2001
Author,The Ledge
Houghton Mifflin,2000
,The Museum Guard
Picador,2000
,The Reef
University of Chicago Press,1999
Author,The Neighbor
University of Chicago Press,1995

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News

July 25, 2018
Ray will teach AP Language & Composition students at Bowie High School (Prince George's County, Maryland) about Renaissance Commonplace books so that they may create and maintain their own.
July 24, 2018
The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress sponsors the annual fellowship in Digital Studies to support scholars exploring how “groundbreaking technological innovations” can serve as “agents of broad and profound [societal] change.”  The 11-month residency, established in 2000, aims to bridge the gap between academia and government and to help the library chart new directions in scholarly research. 
June 26, 2018
Reynolds '05 featured on TERP for his eleven books and successful career as NY Times best-selling author.
May 31, 2018
Program Grants (spring 2017; fall 2016; spring 2016; fall 2015; spring 2015; fall 2014; spring 2014; fall 2013; spring 2013; winter 2013; fall 2012) | Faculty Research & Writing Group Awards (AY 2017-18; AY 2016-17) | Beyond the Classroom Awards (spring 2017; fall 2016)
May 31, 2018
Baltimore Pride will screen Wild Nights With Emily, a new film about Emily Dickinson, which draws heavily from our own Martha Nell Smith's work on Dickinson. Smith, who acted as a consultant on the film, will join the writer/director Madeleine Olnek for a Q&A after the showing. Olnek dedicated her award-winning film to Smith, noting that it is her "scholarship [that] helped bring the relationship between Susan and Emily to light."
May 31, 2018
The National Endowment for the Arts announced that Elissa Washuta, who graduated from UMD with a BA in English in 2007, would receive one of their prestigious 2018 Creative Writing Fellowships. Washuta is one of only 36 writers across the nation to receive such an award. “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to provide crucial funding to support these writers in their creative endeavors and to continue expanding the range of ideas and viewpoints available to readers,” stated the NEA Director of Literature, Amy Stolls.
May 22, 2018
Emily J. Orlando was promoted to the rank of Professor of English at Fairfield University five years after earning tenure.
May 21, 2018
Abbey Morgan was awarded the Ann G. Wylie Semester Dissertation Fellowship. Abbey also attended NeMLA (2018) at the University of Pittsburgh and presented her paper " Voicing the Color-Line: Linguistic Whiteface in Richard Pryor's Black Ben the Blacksmith."
May 21, 2018
Congratulations to PhD student Aqdas Aftab who has been awarded the Rodler-Wood Scholarship from LGBT Studies in recognition of their work on decolonial trans and queer studies.
May 21, 2018
Bill Peterson's article "William Pickering and the Quakers" will appear in the June issue of Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. It is an account of the Quaker background (hitherto unknown) of one of the most important English publishers of the nineteenth century.