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MFA Alumnus Interviewed by NPR

Posted by on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 in spotlight.

This Spring, alumnus Claire Jiménez (MFA, 2014) was interviewed on National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition about her debut novel What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez. Set during the 2008 recession, the novel is about a Puerto Rican family in Staten Island who discover that their long-missing sister is potentially alive and a reality TV show contestant. The book explores grief, race, and intergenerational violence. Jiménez, also the author of the short story collection, Staten Island Stories, began teaching as an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina.

You can read the interview here.