Sunday, September 06, 2020

Fifteen great campus novels published in the last decade

Emily Temple holds a BA from Middlebury College and an MFA in fiction from the University of Virginia, where she was a Henry Hoyns fellow and the recipient of a Henfield Prize.

Temple's new novel, her first, is The Lightness.

At Lit Hub she tagged fifteen great campus novels published in the last ten years. One title on the list:
Julie Schumacher, Dear Committee Members (2014)

A very funny, very cranky novel-in-recommendation letters: the academic’s version of the epistolary novel.

See also: The Shakespeare Requirement (2018).
Read about another entry on the list.

Dear Committee Members is among Jenn Ashworth and Richard V. Hirst's ten top modern epistolary novels, Maureen Corrigan's top 12 books of 2014, Kate DiCamillo's 3 favorite books of 2014, and Ellen Wehle's four top novels "in which teachers and students run just a little bit off the rails."

The Page 69 Test: Dear Committee Members.

--Marshal Zeringue