Augsburg alumni, faculty, and students have published literature and earned the public’s attention during the past year.
- Lowell “A.L. Shane” Ziemann ’60—“Alex, Hank & Hawk: Cowboys, Gunmen & Road Agents: A Novel of the American West”
- David Nash ’06—“The Man in the Pines,” a novel and soundtrack
- Joshua Phillip Johnson ’17 MFA—“The Forever Sea,” a novel
- Robby Steltz ’18 MFA—“Nellie,” a short play that earned second place in the Virginia State One Acts competition
- Khadijo “JoJo” Abdi ’19 MFA—One of the main authors that participated in the first Somali Community Book Fair in Burnsville, Minnesota
- Tracy Ross ’19 MFA—“James Dean and the Beautiful Machine,” a book of poetry
- Kristine Joseph ’20 MFA—“Simply Because We Are Human,” a memoir
- Cole Williams ’22 MFA—Poems published in “Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine” and “Sh!t Men Say to Me: A Poetry Anthology in Response to Toxic Masculinity”
- Faculty member Anika Fajardo—“What if a Fish,” a novel that won the Minnesota Book Award for Middle Grade Literature
- “Murphy Square 1975–2020: A Sesquicentennial Sampler of Literature by Augsburg Students”—Professor Emeritus Doug Green said, “More than 40 recent students from 2016 through 2019 served as co-editors, haggling over selections drawn from the entire digital archive of Murphy Square [Augsburg’s student-created literary and visual arts journal]. Megan Johnson ’19 designed the volume.”
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