Student Success

When I tell people where I work, they sometimes ask, “Have any famous writers come out of your school?” It’s a natural question. Most of us like fame and these people may not know (or care) to ask a more targeted question like, “Does your school have a view on the Oxford comma?”

Yes, in fact, some famous writers have attended Gotham classes, but life would be awfully dull if we limited ourselves to fame. Instead, let me point you toward some fascinating stories about (not-so-famous) Gotham students and their treks toward publication, which we collect here: Student Success.

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The Living and the Dead

Only one fictional character has been given an obituary in the New York Times, on the front page no less. Can you guess whom?

Hercule Poirot, the brilliant Belgian detective invented by Agatha Christie. The obituary appeared after the posthumous release of Curtain, a novel in which Poirot dies. Poirot, of course, lives on through his many stories, but perhaps real people who have passed can live on too.  Continue reading “The Living and the Dead”