Alumni News: Ph.D. Selby Wynn Schwartz Longlisted for Booker Prize

Selby Wynn Schwartz's debut novel...  After Sappho has been longlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize! The judges write: "A poetic patchwork of fragments of literary history that together take shape as an intergenerational tale of the Lesbian family. An ancestry eruditely, playfully recovered." 

Schwartz received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature in 2005, and currently teaches writing at Stanford University. She was awarded the 2021 Reflex Press Novella Award for her first novella, A Life in Chameleons and her first academic book The Bodies of Others: Drag Dances and Their Afterlives (University of Michigan Press, 2019) won the Sally Banes Publication Prize from the American Society of Theatre Research.