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Queen’s Journal alum Omar El Akkad talks upcoming novel 'What Strange Paradise'

On July 20, Omar El Akkad’s second novel What Strange Paradise will debut. But El Akkad’s creative writing career began on a different day: September 11, 2001, in Professor Carolyn Smart’s creative writing class.Continue...

Queen’s Creative Writing alum Liselle Sambury talks debut novel 'Blood Like Magic'

Carolyn Smart’s Advanced Creative Writing class was the first time Liselle Sambury, ArtSci ’13, had her work published, but it won’t be the last.Continue...

In debut novel Happy Hour, Marlowe Granados delves into world of glamour, parties, and friendship

Marlowe Granados likes to browse.Continue...

Author Steven Heighton releases Cohenesque single

Eleven years ago, award-winning author and Queen’s alum Steven Heighton almost lost the ability to speak. Now, he’s releasing an album.Continue...

‘A Bite of the Apple’: Queen’s alumna discusses new memoir

Lennie Goodings, ArtSci ’76, majored in English at Queen’s before moving to the U.K. where she has spent the last 40 years working in publishing with the likes of Margaret Atwood and Maya Angelou.Continue...

Queen's alum talks first book, Different Beasts

With a new take on scary stories, Queen’s alum Joel McConvey, known professionally as J.R. McConvey, shows that people might be scarier than your classic monster.Continue...