Creative Writing Anthology

Edited by Gabriel Packard


Gabriel Packard, Editor: With A Little Help from Our Friends: A Hunter Anthology.

(Boutique publication for Hunter College to mark ten years since the founding of its MFA Program. Limited edition.)

An anthology of creative writing, featuring short extracts from past work, personally selected by Jonathan Franzen, Michael Cunningham, Nathan Englander, Junot Diaz, Sharon Olds, Robert Pinsky, Gary Shteyngart, Jean Valentine, Salman Rushdie and others.

Since its inception in 1999, the Hunter College MFA Program has attracted great writers and poets – including recipients of the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award and Booker Prize – to teach and mentor its students and to give public readings as part of the program’s Distinguished Writers Series. Thirty-six of these writers and poets have personally contributed work, from among their previously published best, for inclusion in this new anthology.

With a Little Help From Our Friends is a boutique publication, produced to celebrate the many distinguished writers who have visited or taught at the Hunter MFA Program, over the years.

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Meena Alexander
Peter Carey
Louise DeSalvo
Nathan Englander
Kathryn Harrison
Jan Heller Levi
Donna Masini
Colum McCann
Claire Messud
Tom Sleigh
Alexandra Styron
Michael Cunningham
Susan Daitch
Peter Ho Davies
Junot Diaz
Deborah Eisenberg
Carolyn Forché
Jonathan Franzen

David Gates 
Philip Gourevitch
Andrew Sean Greer
Kent Haruf
Eva Hoffman
Marie Howe
Siri Hustvedt
Li-Young Lee
Sharon Olds
Robert Pinsky
William Pitt Root
Salman Rushdie
Kamila Shamsie
Gary Shteyngart
Jenefer Shute
Darin Strauss
Jeff Talarigo
Jean Valentine