Joseph Holt

Writers Workshop Participant, '18

His debut story collection, Golden Heart Parade, will be published by Santa Fe Writers Project in September, 2021. Golden Heart Parade was a winner of the SFWP Literary Awards, which were judged by Carmen Maria Machado. In her comments, Machado wrote, “I loved this collection—it’s raw, dark, and surprisingly funny. . . . There’s so much precision and verve in these stories. I was captivated the entire way through.”

Nawaaz Ahmed

Writers Workshops Participant, '11

His debut novel, Radiant Fugitives, following three generations of a Muslim Indian family confronted with a nation on the brink of change in Obama-era San Francisco and Texas, was published by Counterpoint Press on August 3, 2021.
Attended with the help of Ford scholarship

Gerald Haslam (1937-2021)

Writers Workshop teaching staff '05, '09, '10

He is the winner of the 2021 AASLH Award of Excellence for Individual Achievement, in recognition of his decades-long career.

Lisa Alvarez

Writers Workshop participant; Writers Workshop co-director

Her article “A reading guide to legendary Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez” was recently published in the Los Angeles Times Books section.