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Q&A with acclaimed author, Pitt professor Anjali Sachdeva

Pitt English professor Anjali Sachdeva published a collection of nine short stories titled “All the Names They Used for God” in February 2018. (Photo by Jon Kunitsky | Staff Photographer)

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer

August 20, 2018

To learn more about “All the Names They Used for God” and the author behind it, The Pitt News Gillot spoke with Sachdeva about her history and the creation of her acclaimed debut work.

Paperback writers: new Pitt course turns students into authors

Terry Tan | Senior Staff Illustrator

By Sarah Schneider / for The Pitt News

February 18, 2016

Katelyn Prosachik’s dream growing up was to be a government spy — but while that dream hasn’t materialized in real life, a Pitt class is keeping her fantasy alive.  Prosachik is writing a novel about a fictitious 17-year-old version of herself, a teenaged federal government-recruited spy. “Th...

Freedom of speech: Feminist lit club fosters open discussions

Freshman Kyra Samuda attends a recent Feminist Reading Group meeting. Pitt's Feminist Reading Group meets every other Thursday  to discuss trending topics and literature concerning feminism.  Nikki Moriello | Visual Editor

By Meghan Bray / Staff Writer

November 19, 2015

Not all advocacy groups make a difference by causing a stir. For the past two years, members of the Feminist Theory Reading Group have built a community by meeting every other Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Cathedral of Learning in room 402E to discuss classic and contemporary literature concerning femi...

Pitt poets finalists for National Book Award

Terrence Hayes' book

By Jack Trainor / Culture Editor

October 14, 2015

Pitt is well represented in this year’s 20 National Book Award finalists. Pitt English professor Terrance Hayes was nominated Wednesday for his assortment of linguistic and investigative poems, “How to Be Drawn,” published by Penguin Books in March.    Ross Gay, another Pittsburgh poet, was ...

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