Literary Arts

Alumni

Alumni of Brown’s Undergraduate and Graduate Programs in Literary Arts go on to have active careers as fiction writers, as poets, as playwrights, as artists of literary hypermedia, and as university teachers of creative writing, composition and literature.

From the Graduate Program

  • Nilo Cruz
  • Edwidge Danticat
  • Percival Everett
  • Peter Gizzi
  • Jaimy Gordon
  • Quiara Alegria Hudes
  • Shelley Jackson
  • Gayl Jones
  • Joanne Leedom-Ackerman
  • Ben Marcus
  • Ottessa Moshfegh
  • Joanna Scott
  • Reginald Shepherd
  • Afaa Weaver
  • Kevin Young

From the Undergraduate Program

  • Donald Antrim
  • Susan Cheever
  • David Ebershoff
  • Jeffrey Eugenidies
  • Richard Foreman
  • Andrew Sean Greer
  • Alexandra Kleenman
  • Richard Kostelanetz
  • Sam Lipsyte
  • Thomas Mallon
  • Rick Moody
  • Lynn Nottage
  • Marilynne Robinson
  • David Shields
  • Gustaf Sobin
  • Meg Wolitzer

Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees from Brown

  • Bridget Carpenter
  • Thalia Field
  • Samantha Gorman
  • Karen An-hwei Lee
  • Ben Lerner
  • Sarah Ruhl

Sampling of Awards Won by Program Alumni

  • MacArthur Fellowships
  • American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award
  • Pulitzer Prizes
  • Rome Fellowship in Literature
  • New England Emmy
  • Tony Award
  • Obies
  • New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships
  • O. Henry Awards
  • The Iowa Prize for Short Fiction
  • Stegner Fellowships
  • Royamont Fellowship
  • National Book Award
  • Jerome Fellowships
  • Howard Foundation Fellowships
  • Among many others

Publishers of Books by Literary Arts Alumni

  • Harcourt Brace & Co.
  • Routledge
  • Henry Holt
  • Houghton Mifflin
  • Faber & Faber
  • Viking
  • Ticknor and Fields
  • William Morrow
  • Doubleday
  • Penguin
  • Random House
  • McMillan
  • Knopf

Distinguished Small and Mid-sized Literary and University Presses

that published alumni work.

  • New Directions Publishing
  • Coffee House Press
  • McPherson & Co.
  • New York University Press
  • Paradigm Press
  • Oxford University Press

Plays and Musicals by Alumni have been Produced at

  • Trinity Repertory Company
  • Kennedy Center
  • Rites and Reasons Theater
  • Company One
  • Perseverance Theater
  • O’Neill Theater Center
  • National Public Radio
  • New York Shakespeare Festival
  • Los Angeles Modern Dance and Ballet