In 2015, we profiled GW Alum Elizabeth Stephens as she published her first novel. You can read that profile here. She’s back this year with a follow-up novel, The Hunting Town. An advance blurb for the novel describes it in this way: “Drugs, cartels, the mafia. Pain, greed, and revenge. When an unexpected murder brings the Russian mob down on their heads, five brothers brought together by the foster system will have to forge a bond deeper than blood if they want to stay alive, defend their town, and protect the women they love.” It is now available; check out the official release here.
Ellie Stephens was part of the GW class of 2013. She graduated with a BA in International Relations with a concentration in the Middle East. Her studies at GW included a transformative fiction workshop with Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington Tim Johnston. Since 2013, she has worked for a series of human rights organizations, from the small to the very large. She currently works as a communications officer for CIVICUS Alliance in Johannesburg. Before arriving in Johannesburg she worked as a consultant for a number of organizations across Africa and the Middle East including the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees in Beirut, a Hewlett Foundation project, and more. She considers herself an impassioned activist, a traveler, and a writer.