• The NYU Creative Writing Program

    is among the most distinguished programs in the country and is a leading national center for the study of writing and literature.

  • Graduate Program

    The graduate Creative Writing Program at NYU consists of a community of writers working together in a setting that is both challenging and supportive.

  • Low Residency MFA Workshop in Paris

    The low-residency MFA Writers Workshop offers students the opportunity to develop their craft in one of the world's most inspiring literary capitals.

  • Undergraduate Program

    The undergraduate program offers workshops, readings, internships, writing prizes, and events designed to cultivate and inspire.

  • Spring 2022 Reading Series

    The lively public Reading Series hosts a wide array of writers, translators, and editors, and connects our program to the local community.

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Creative Writing Program

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MFA COMMUNITY

Faculty Spotlight

Jonathan Safran Foer
Jonathan Safran Foer

Foer was listed in Rolling Stone's "People of the Year," Esquire's "Best and Brightest," and The New Yorker's "20 Under 40" list.

Terrance Hayes
Terrance Hayes

Terrance Hayes’s most recent publications include American Sonnets for My Past And Future Assassin and To Float In The Space Between.

Claudia Rankine by Andrew Zuckerman/The Slowdown
Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine is a recipient of the 2016 MacArthur Fellowship, and the author of six collections including Citizen and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely.

Sharon Olds
Sharon Olds

Sharon Olds is a previous director of the Creative Writing Program. Her 2012 collection Stags Leap was awarded the T.S. Eliot Prize and a Pulitzer.

Ocean Vuong by Adrian Pope for The Guardian
Ocean Vuong

Ocean Vuong is the author of the bestselling novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous and the poetry collection, Night Sky with Exit Wounds.

Jeffrey Eugenides
Jeffrey Eugenides

Jeffrey Eugenides is the author of acclaimed novels The Virgin Suicides, Middlesex, and The Marriage Plot. His latest collection is Fresh Complaint. 

Katie Kitamura
Katie Kitamura

Katie Kitamura’s most recent novel Intimacies was longlisted for the National Book Award and named a Best Book of 2021 by numerous publications.

Darin Strauss by Linda Rosier
Darin Strauss

Darin Strauss is the author of several acclaimed novels, including the most recent The Queen of Tuesday: A Lucille Ball Story.

Hari Kunzru
Hari Kunzru

Hari Kunzru is the author of six novels, including the most recent Red Pill, and White Tears, a finalist for the PEN Jean Stein Award.