Alumni Interview Series

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Creative Writing alumni interview series featuring Sina Grace, Reyna Grande, Martha Mendoza, Thad Nodine, Molly Antopol, and Kate Schatz.  Click a name to read the full interview:

Sina Grace (B.A., UCSC, 2008) self-published an illustrated novel titled "Cedric Hollows in Dial M for Magic," and illustrates S. Steven Struble’s web-comic, "The Li’l Depressed Boy."

Reyna Grande (B.A., UCSC, 1999) is an author and her first novel, Across a Hundred Mountains, received a 2010 Latino Books Into Movies Award, a 2007 American Book Award, and the 2006 El Premio Aztlan Literary Award.

Martha Mendoza (B.A., UCSC, 1988) won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting and co-authored The Bridge at No Gun Ri : A Hidden Nightmare from the Korean War.

Thad Nodine (Ph.D., UCSC, 1990) is the author of “Touch and Go” and winner of the Dana Award for the Novel.

Molly Antopol (B.A., UCSC, 1991, Writer) is a recent Stegner Fellow in fiction at Stanford, where she works as a lecturer.  Her work has appeared in One Story, American Short Fiction, The Mississippi Review Prize Stories, Nimrod’s Prize Stories, NPR’s This America Life, The Rumpus, and Croatia’s magazine Zarez.

Kate Schatz (B.A., UCSC, 2003) is a writer and co-editor of The Encyclopedia Project.

Mary Allen (B.A. UCSC 2014) is the Book Report Editor for The Rumpus and also works at the Literature Department here at UCSC.