the salon

the salon

Fall 2014
Amy Talkington is a screenwriter who’s also an author. Or an author who’s also a screenwriter. She envisions her first novel, Liv, Forever (Soho Press, 2014), one...
Fall 2018
This year, at least eight Barnard alumnae were candidates for public office, for positions as varied as registrar of deeds and governor of one of the country’s...
Spring 2018
Fiction A Lady’s Guide to Selling Out by Sally Franson ’06 Casey Pendergast is an ad agent struggling to find a balance in a world of feminism,...
Winter 2018
Crossing Borders: Stories and Essays About Translation edited by Lynne Sharon Schwartz ’59 In this compilation of stories and essays on translation, prominent writers and translators—Joyce Carol...
Winter 2018
As a second-grader growing up in a Connecticut suburb, Susan Grant Rosen ’64 discovered God the way other children might uncover a family secret: She stumbled upon...
Winter 2018
On November 16, 2017, poet, performer, playwright, political activist, and author Ntozake Shange ’70 celebrated her newest book of poetry, Wild Beauty , at New York’s Nuyorican...
Spring 2012
Even as a little girl, Jillian Medoff knew she wanted to be a writer, but she also knew early on that she didn’t want to have to...
Spring 2012
Rigorously trained in classical violin, Elana Fremerman James could have become a symphony musician like her mother. Instead, she fell under the spell of swing jazz and...
Spring 2012
For more than 20 years, lawyer Vernā Bigger Myers has helped law firms and other institutions achieve a diverse workforce. But that alone isn’t enough, she says...
Summer 2012
Anticipating a new decade prompted Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen to look both back and forward as she contemplated aging, the launch of three children from the...