2011 Archive


New Books by Distinguished Professors Andre Aciman and Elizabeth Nunez Featured in the New York Times Book Review

In The New York Times Book Review of October 9, 2011, books by two CUNY Distinguished Professors received high praise: Alibis , an essay collection by Andre Aciman (Graduate Center), and Boundaries , a novel by Elizabeth Nunez (Hunter College).   


Rave Reviews for Debut Novels by CCNY English Faculty

"The books, LIE (St. Martin’s Griffin) by adjunct Caroline Bock; Visitation Rites (Diversion Press) by Pamela Laskin, Director, Poetry Outreach Program; and Outside the Bones, (Arte Publico Press) by Associate Professor Lyn Di Iorio, have earned rave reviews from critics." >>


"Lehman Professor Billy Collins To Open Up New Chapter As Poet"

"Billy Collins is coming home today to Lehman College to read from his latest collection of poems that lift the heart even while speaking of mortality and society's bleakness....Collins calls Lehman College 'my academic home' and said he enjoyed teaching students for whom English is a second language." >>


Hunter MFA Student Victoria Brown: "Nanny Lit's New Voice"

"'Nanny lit' may have turned heads years ago in the publishing world, but there's a new voice - and a new book - getting people excited about the genre. Trinidadian immigrant Victoria Brown worked as a nanny on the Upper East Side, and she talks with us about her new book, 'Minding Ben,' as well as her own path to motherhood." >>


Distinguished Professor Kimiko Hahn offers suggestions for National Public Radio's "Reading List: Books to Help You Understand Japan."

"Japan continues to struggle with the triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant crisis....Kimiko Hahn, distinguished professor of English at Queens College of The City University of New York, [has] the following recommendations for readers who would like to learn about Japan through its literature." >>


Distinguished Professor Andre Aciman is "an Alexandrian, in search of lost time"

"Egypt is not my home. It hasn’t been my home in decades. In fact, Egypt was never my home. I didn’t belong in Egypt. Most of my childhood and adolescence in Egypt consisted of finding ways to pretend I was already out of Egypt. New York is my home now—or almost my home." >>


Hunter Redux

"Twenty-seven years ago McGraw-Hill threw me a book party to celebrate the publication of 'How to Raise Your I.Q. by Eating Gifted Children,' at the Hunter Elementary School for Gifted Children. This year I have come full circle and returned to Hunter as the Director of The Writing Center at Hunter College CE." >>