Alumni Publications – and Successes

Given all the wonderful successes of our alumni, we’ve decided to create a list. This is by no means complete, and we will be updating it as we go along. It’s in alphabetical order (work in progress), by first name, by the way, do use “Find” or “Search” if you are looking for someone or a particular work:

Alexandra Strnad, H Is for Hadeda (Poetry Salzburg 2017)
Pilgrims (Eyewear, 2018)

Annette Pas, The Country Where I Love You (Uitgeverij Vrijdag 2008),
A Strange Intimacy (Prometheus 2013)

Art Allen, The Nurseryman (Kernpunkt Press, 2019)

Bette Adriaanse, Rus Like Everyone Else (Unnamed Press 2015)

Blanka Cechova, Total Balkans (O.S.N. Opravdu Skvělé Nakladatelství – Jaroslav Čech 2017)

Cam Ralphs, Malkin (Emma Press 2015) 

Catherine Higgins-Moore, Strange Roof (Finishing Line Press 2017)

Charlotta Larsson, Förvandlerskan (Bokförlaget Forum 2015)

Carlos Llaza, Naturaleza muerta con langosta (Buenos Aires Poetry 2017)

Chris Viner, Brief Tenancies (J. New Books 2021), a portion of royalties will go to the Foundation for Peace.
Lemniscate (Unsolicited Press 2017)

Cressida Peever, The Glass Spider (Lazy Bee Scripts 2016), first performed as part of the Chesil Theatre 10×10 New Writing Festival;
Sex Education – performed at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017

Daisy Johnson, Fen (Vintage 2017), 
Everything Under (Jonathan Cape 2018) 
Sisters (Penguin 2020)

David Shook Our Obsidian Tongues (Eyewear 2013)

Elena Kaufman, Love Bites (Unbound 2018)

Emma Fenton-Wells,C*mbucket – Scriptspace 2018 finalist and performed at The Space, London. In development for 2021 production.
Populist produced by Part of the Night, 2019 R&D supported by Arts Council England, and 2021 UK tour.
The End of Us – performed at 2020 Two Fest festival at The Space, London.

Frances Macken, The Diary of Natalya Zlota (Frances Macken 2015)
You Have to Make Your Own Fun Around Here (Oneworld, April 2020)

Gry Strømme, Under samme sol(Vigmostad & Bjørke AS 2020)

Hazel Barkworth, Heatstroke (Headline Review 2020)

Humphrey Astley, Alexander the Great: a Folk Operetta three-part album and stage-show (PinDrop/PRSF, 2013-15) 
The Gallows-Humored Melody (Albion Beatnik Press, 2016) 
Reasons Not to Live There (Sabotage Reviews Recommended Release, 2012),
The One-Sided Coin (Rain Over Bouville, 2018)Humphrey ‘Huck’ Astley –

James Benmore, Dodger (Quercus 2013),
Dodger of the Dials (Quercus 2014),
Dodger of the Revolution (Quercus 2016)

James Ellis, The Wrong Story (Unbound 2017), 
Happy Family (Unbound 2020)

James Roderick, The Salesman’s Shoes (Modern English Tanka Press 2007)

Jana Casale, The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky (Knopf 2018)

JC Niala, Contributor to Contemporary Plays by African Women (Unsettled) (Methuen Drama 2019)

Jen Thorp, Librettos: The Schubert Project: Heideröslein, commissioned by Oxford Lieder Festival, Oct 2014; 
Four Motets After Bach, commissioned and performed by Armonico Consort, Sept 2015; 
Madrigals, commissioned for Rambert Dance Company, Sept 2015; 
After Orlando, commissioned and performed by Exultate Singers, Oct 2016; 
The Astronomer’s Carol, commissioned and performed by Armonico Consort, Dec 2015; 
Under The Surface, commissioned by the Life Of Breath Project at the University of Bristol, performed by the Brabant Ensemble & Bristol University Singers, Nov 2016;  
Music, Make: Anthem For St Cecilia, commissioned for the Festival Of St Cecilia annual event held by the Musicians Benevolent Fund. Performed by the combined choirs of Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral  and Westminster Cathedral Choir, and performed at Westminster Abbey, Nov 2016; 
Annual Official Christmas Carol, commissioned by BBC Music Magazine, Dec 2017; 
The Choice, frame opera libretto commissioned by Vocal Futures, performed at Britten Theatre, conducted by Suzi Digby, 14-15 October 2016; 
Beowulf, commissioned by Armonico Consort & AC Academy Singers with a score by Toby Young, performed with soprano Elin Manahan Thomas and harpist Catrin Finch; 
Witch: An Opera, commissioned by the University of Oxford Faculty of Music, with a score by Toby Young, performed at the Jacqueline de Pre theatre

Jeremy Hughes Dovetail (Alcemi Press 2011), Wingspan (Cillian Press 2013)

Jing Lee, If I Could Tell You (Marshall Cavendish 2013), 
How We Disappeared (Oneworld, 2018)

Jingan Young, Jingan Young, Filth or “Failed in London, Try Hong Kong” ,Hong Kong Arts Festival, March 2014
Foreign Goods (Oberon Books, 2018)

Jonny Flieger, You are Among Monsters (Palimpsest Press 2017)

Katherine MacInnes, Love and Death and Mrs Bill: A Play About Oriana, Wife of Polar Explorer Edward Wilson (Snow Widow 2013)
Oriana: Woman with Iceberg Eyes (History Press 2019)

Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Splitfish (Gatehouse Press, 2014)
The Girl of Ink and Stars (Chicken House 2016), 
The Island at the End of Everything (Chicken House 2017), 
Orpheus and Eurydice (Bloomsbury 2017), 
The Way Past Winter (Chicken House 2018), 
The Mercies (Picador 2019),
The Deathless Girls (Orion Childrens’ Books, 2019)
A Secret of Birds and Bone (Chicken House, 2020)

Lani Yamamoto, Stína (V & A Publishing 2015)

Laura Theis, How to Extricate Yourself (Dempsey & Windle 2020)

Lex Coulton, Falling Short (John Murray 2018)

M J Holmes, Heliotrope with Matches and Magnifying Glass (Pindrop Press 2018)
Don’t Tell the Bees (Ad Hoc Fiction, 2020)
Dihedral (Live Canon Press, 2020)

Madiha Bee, The Lightworkers (Pinyon Publishing 2020)

Mariah Whelan, the love i do to you (Eyewear, 2019)
The Rafters are Still Burning (Dancing Girl Press, forthcoming 2021)

Maya Popa, The Bees Have Been Canceled (Southward Press 2017), 
You Always Wished the Animals Would Leave (New Michigan Press, 2018)
American Faith (Sarabande, 2019

Michael Collins, The Death of All Things Seen (Head of Zeus, 2016)

Morgan Christie, Variations on a Lobster’s Tale (New Plains Review Publishing Group 2018)
These Bodies (Tolsun press, 2020)

Nabin Chhetri, Bini (Red Mountain Press 2016)
I, Father (forthcoming with Eyewear publishing)

Nemat Sadat, The Carpet Weaver (Penguin India June 2019)

Nick Bruckman, Pufferfish – performed at the Pleasance, April 2016

Pat Toland, Stockholm (Templar Press 2014)

Patrick Cash, The Chemsex Monologues (Play – Bloomsbury 2016)
The HIV Monologues (Play – Bloomsbury 2016)
Anti-Hate Anthology (Editor – Spoken Word London 2019)
‘Cracks’ in The London Magazine (Short story – 2021)

Prajwal Parajuly, The Gurkha’s Daughter (Quercus 2014), 
Land Where I Flee (Quercus 2015)

Romola Parish, Crying in the Silicon Wilderness: Meditations on Faith (OxfordFolio 2017)

Rory Gleeson, Rockadoon Shore (John Murray 2017)

Rose Edwards, The Harm Tree (UCLan 2019)

Sabyn Javeri, Nobody Killed Her (HarperCollins India 2017)

Sam Bully-Thomas, Cane (Wundor Editions 2017)

Sam Moore, All my Teachers Died of AIDS (Pilot Press 2020)

Samir Guglani, Histories (Riverrun 2017)

Sabyn Javeri, Hijabistan (Harper India 2019)

Sarvat Hasin, This Wide Night (Penguin Books India 2017),
The Giant Dark (Dialogue Books 2021)

Sophy Roberts, The Lost Pianos of Siberia (Doubleday 2020)

Stephanie Chong, Where Demons Fear to Tread (Harlequin 2011), 
The Demoness of Waking Dreams (Harlequin 2012) 

Stephanie Scott, What’s Left Of Me Is Yours (Weidenfeld & Nicolson / Doubleday 2020)

Susie Campbell, The Bitters (Dancing Girl Press 2014), 
The Frock Enquiry (Annexe 2015)
I return to you (Sampson Low, 2019)
Tenter (Guillemot Press, 2020)

MSt alumnus Nemat Sadat’s novel “The Carpet Weaver” published by Penguin India

MSt alumnus Nemat Sadat’s novel The Carpet Weaver published by Penguin India. It has been reviewed on LiveMint, by India Today and other media, and Grazia India, has an interview with Nemat.

Grazia: “The Kite Runner meets Brokeback Mountain in this sweeping tale of a young gay man’s struggle.”

India Today: “In The Carpet Weaver, journalist and activist Nemat Sadat tells the story of a young boy’s transition to adulthood against the backdrop of severe changes in his homeland. Just as Kanishka Nurzada, the protagonist, gathers courage to tell his parents about his sexuality, chaos erupts in the country and his life changes in ways he had never imagined. The politics of the region becomes a powerful backdrop to Kanishka’s life story, as he carries his secret in fear.”

The novel is available in South Asia and online.

MSt alumna Kiran Millwood-Hargrave signs four-book deal with Hachette Children’s

(image:The Bookseller)

MSt alumna Kiran Millwood-Hargrave has signed a six-figure, four-book deal with Hachette Children’s Group. From the announe

From the announcement in The Bookseller:
Kiran is one of the most thrilling children’s novelists writing today, leading the way in the market. Her exciting stories absorb the reader at plot level, and on a deeper level she taps into themes and symbols that explore what it means to be human,” said group senior publisher Ruth Alltimes. “On behalf of the whole team here, I could not be more delighted to welcome Kiran to Hachette Children’s Group.

Read more about it at The Bookseller.

MSt tutor Amal Chatterjee’s article on Roman roads & colonial legacies in “Prospect”

MSt tutor Amal Chatterjee’s article “How Europe’s Roman roads reveal the challenge of rebuilding after colonialism” has been published in Prospect online.

An ancient Roman road in Rome—but what might the vestiges of the Roman empire tell us about how states rebuild after imperialism? Photo: Pixabay (fromProspect)

It’s a known phenomenon: systems and structures, if robust, continue to work for as long as they are unchanged.
Once upon a time, the Romans ruled a vast swathe of Europe, of North Africa, and of what is now called the Middle East. Where they conquered, they built towns and cities, many of which survive to this day …

Read the full article on the Prospect website.

MSt tutor Ella Hickson’s “Anna” at the National Theatre till 15 June 2019

MSt tutor Ella Hickson’s play “Anna” is on at the National Theatre till 15 June 2019.

From the website: “Created by playwright Ella Hickson (The Writer) and sound designers Ben and Max Ringham, this tense new thriller is directed by Natalie Abrahami (Machinal). It uses individual audio headsets to give the audience intimate access to events as they unfold over one evening, in East Berlin.

Some of the reviews:

“Slick and stylish. Full of history, mystery and horror. Impressively intelligent” The Stage

“Layered and engrossing. Remarkable sound from extraordinary aural engineers Ben and Max Ringham” What’s On Stage

“A riveting 65 minutes. A multilayered plot worthy of Le Carré with fascinating wizard-level sound design ” The Times

Ticket prices

Monday – Thursday eves, all matinees
*£65, £45, £40, £35, £20, £15 
Friday & Saturday eves
*£70, £50, £45, £35, £20, £18
Ways to save
Previews 11 – 17 May

*£67, £40 – £15

For tickets and information, visit the NT website

MSt tutor James Womack shortlisted for Ledbury Forte Poetry Prize 2019

MSt tutor James Womack has been shortlisted for Ledbury Forte Poetry Prize for his collection On Trust: A Book of Lies . From the announcement:

“Judged this year by Lachlan Mackinnon and Linda Gregerson, the biannual prize is the first of its kind and aims to support and encourage ‘mid-career’ poets, with a £5,000 prize for the winner. The vibrant, diverse collections offer a reminder that in turbulent political times poetry – particularly those published by independent and small presses – continues to thrive and flourish.

The prize recognises that a poet’s second collection can be “dangerous, risk-taking liberating and wildly ambitious” according to Tom Chivers, Editor at Penned in the Margins, who says “I welcome a new prize for second collections, to shine a spotlight on work that might otherwise fall down the gap between the excitement of the new and the confidence of the established.”The shortlisted poets will be invited to read at a Prize Giving event on Friday 5 July 2019 at Ledbury Poetry Festival when the judges will announce the winner. “

More information on the prize, the shortlist and the books