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writing

New award established to support an outstanding young writer upon graduation from Barnard.

Barnard Creative Writing Faculty will read from their work.

Current members of Barnard's Creative Writing Faculty read from their work.

BIAS artists bring a global perspective to contemporary issues. Read a Q&A with series curator Professor Hisham Matar and BIAS artist, novelist Nadeem Aslam. And, see a video of writer Zadie Smith's Barnard visit.

Lauren Graham '88 talks with Anna Quindlen '74 and Barnard Magazine about writing and acting.

When I was in college in the early 1980s, letters—on paper, in ink, with self-licked stamps and everything—were the primary form of communication. Cell phones, Facebook, and e-mail were inconceivable; the payphone in the hallway was noisy and unreliable. And so, like every college student of that era, I wrote letters.

Lily Koppel ’03 may have been just “moon dust”— as she jokes— during the great age of space exploration, but in her second book, The Astronaut Wives Club, the 32-year-old author deftly transports readers through that era, navigating territory that has seldom been traversed.

Jenny Milchman is conducting a phone interview from the front seat of her car parked on a street in Columbus, Ohio. Her daughter Sophie, 9, and son Caleb, 7, do their schoolwork in the back. 

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