GW English Alums on the Move: Natalie Lund and Thad Ziolkowski

George Washington University’s 2007 Creative Writing Graduate, Natalie Lund, has recently had her YA contemporary, magical realism debut novel, We Speak in Storms, picked up by Philomel Books. Publishers Weekly recently described Ms. Lund’s book as, “Moving between two timelines, and the alternating perspectives of three teens and a town’s lost generation, the story takes place after a tornado reawakens the ghosts of an even more devastating one that hit the town years before.”
We Speak in Storms is scheduled to release in the summer of 2019. We congratulate Ms. Lund on her exciting new book deal and can’t wait to read her debut novel!
Equally exciting is Thad Ziolkowski’s personal essay, “Not Surfing on 9/11” which appeared in the Sunday Review of the New York Times on September 9. Graduating from GW in 1993, Mr. Ziolkowski has since published two books, a novel, Wichita in 2012, and a memoir about his early surfing days, On a Wave, in 2003. We are happy to see a familiar name in the New York Times and deeply enjoyed Mr. Ziolkowski’s poignant essay. We hope you give it a read!

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