Issue 3 of Assignment Magazine launches on May 16
May 03, 2017 14:18 ET | Southern New Hampshire University
Hooksett, NH, May 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Manchester, NH:  Assignment Magazine, the literary journal of the the Mountainview MFA low-residency program, launches issue three on May 16. Included...
In the Static of the Cosmos/Critical raves for "Book of Numbers," an audacious new novel by Joshua Cohen, have thrust the young author into the literary spotlight. This month the public applause began at Southern New Hampshire University. MANCHESTER, NH, N.H., June 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- I've spent a decade entirely broke, published by small presses, read by no one," Joshua Cohen told The New York Times in a June 12th interview....
The Virtue of an Open Heart/Jami Attenberg, author of the acclaimed new novel "Saint Mazie," is expert at revealing the underlying grace in the wreckage of hard lives. MANCHESTER, NH, N.H., June 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Among many other things, Jami Attenberg is a faculty member in Southern New Hampshire University's low-residency MFA in Fiction and Nonfiction...
Eight Arms for Athena, Two for Her Friend/A gripping new book by naturalist Sy Montgomery bridges the gap between humans and one of this planet's strangest and most wondrous creatures. MANCHESTER, N.H., May 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a certain way, Sy Montgomery's arm-in-arm encounter with a giant Pacific octopus was inevitable. The naturalist and author—who is also an...
Just the Right Guy for the Job/Former mob tough James Guiliani needed a writer who could get his street voice right. A student in Southern New Hampshire University's MFA writing program aced the interview. MANCHESTER, N.H., May 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- They both did work for New York crime families, but that isn't what brought them together. "Well, he's eleven years younger than me," said Charlie...
Lost In the System/ "Lighting the World," the new novel by Merle Drown, is actually an old novel, one that explores the mysteries of what has become a familiar sort of tragedy. MANCHESTER, N.H., April 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Some novels slide right into the zeitgeist of their times, and some novels have to wait. Count "Lighting the World," the powerful new novel by...
Is It True Yet?/ Can a notorious insulting gesture speak some sort of truth? It does in "Read Between the Lines," the adventurous new YA novel from Jo Knowles. MANCHESTER, N.H., April 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- One day eleven years ago, Jo Knowles-the Young Adult novelist who also teaches in Southern New Hampshire University's low-residency MFA in Fiction...
The Empathy Lady/ Celebrated essayist Leslie Jamison, who is on the longlist for a PEN Literary Award, has struck a tricky balance between her privacy and the shared emotion she has come to represent. MANCHESTER, N.H., March 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Last week finalists were announced for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards. "For some writers," said Suzanne Nossel, executive director of PEN American...
Never To Disappear / A new book by Southern New Hampshire MFA grad Elizabeth Rush is a love letter to what was once Asia's most cosmopolitan city, soon to be changed forever. MANCHESTER, NH, N.H., March 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Elizabeth Rush's father, visiting his daughter in Myanmar in 2011, couldn't understand why the young writer and photojournalist so loved a...
Choice, Conseqence, and Redemption MANCHESTER, N.H., Feb. 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Several months after Wiley Cash won a second Gold Dagger from the Crime Writers' Association—this one for his novel "This Dark Road to...