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On the shelf

On the shelf

From academic research to rollicking fiction, UVA alumni and faculty members have been churning out books on a variety of topics. Here’s a look at some of them.

Spring 2021

New biography highlights Faulkner at UVA

New biography highlights Faulkner at UVA

Students treasured the writer’s time on Grounds—and so did he.

Fall 2020

Book Review: Saint X

Book Review: Saint X

The aftermath of a tragic murder consumes the lives of many in this debut novel by Alexis Schaitkin (Grad ’13).

Summer 2020

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

Catch up on some of the latest reads from alumni and faculty authors.

Summer 2020

New York Times bestseller brings diversity to children’s literature

New York Times bestseller brings diversity to children’s literature

Author and illustrator Vashti Harrison (Col ’10) wants kids to see “a reflection of themselves” in her work.

Spring 2020

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

Catch up on some of the latest reads from alumni and faculty authors.

Spring 2020

New book returns spotlight to Richard Jewell

New book returns spotlight to Richard Jewell

Former U.S. attorney Kent Alexander (Law ’83) tells a fuller account of the 1996 Olympic bombing investigation.

Spring 2020

UVA grad thrives as Armorer in The Mandalorian

UVA grad thrives as Armorer in The Mandalorian

Emily Swallow (Col '01) says she loves being part of newest Star Wars show, which “brings so much joy.”

Spring 2020

Student violinist plays with The Who

Student violinist plays with The Who

Even when a string on her instrument broke, Olivia Scheidt kept her cool in front of thousands.

Winter 2019

Esther Bell adds to her national renown as a museum curator

Esther Bell adds to her national renown as a museum curator

The alumna thrives on bringing unseen and undiscovered masterpieces to light.

Winter 2019

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

Catch up on some of the latest reads from alumni and faculty authors.

Winter 2019

Book Review: Trick Mirror

Book Review: Trick Mirror

Jia Tolentino (Col ’09) ponders culture and complicity in her bestselling book.

Winter 2019

How Walt Whitman disguised his poems about male love—and how a UVA professor put it all together

How Walt Whitman disguised his poems about male love—and how a UVA professor put it all together

Fredson Bowers discovered the original sequence of poems to reveal a more vulnerable side to America’s poet.

Fall 2019

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

Catch up on some of the latest reads from alumni and faculty authors.

Fall 2019

The Poets Among Us

The Poets Among Us

Here’s a roundup of recently published poets from UVA’s Area Program in Poetry Writing along with a small sample of their work.

Summer 2019

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

Six new books from alumni and faculty, plus a list of the bestsellers at the UVA bookstore.

Summer 2019

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

Six new books from alumni and faculty, plus a list of the bestsellers at the UVA bookstore.

Spring 2019

A World of Color

A World of Color

Student’s coloring book puts inspirational and everyday women on the same pages.

Spring 2019

Singular Sensation

Singular Sensation

Alumnus brought his Broadway talents to Charlottesville to direct and choreograph A Chorus Line.

Fall 2018

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

Six new books from alumni and faculty, plus a list of the bestsellers at the UVA bookstore.

Fall 2018

Ready to Spin Off

Ready to Spin Off

Jason George (Com ’94) looks back on his time at UVA while looking forward to his role as a firefighter in a Grey’s Anatomy spin-off.

Summer 2018

Brennan takes Face the Nation reins from fellow alum

Brennan takes Face the Nation reins from fellow alum

Margaret Brennan (Col ’02) follows alumnus John Dickerson (Col ’91) as the host of the CBS show.

Summer 2018

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

Six new books from alumni and faculty, plus a list of the bestsellers at the UVA bookstore.

Summer 2018

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

Six new books from alumni and faculty, plus a list of the bestsellers at the UVA bookstore.

Spring 2018