Grub Gone ... PUB?! 2018-19 is the Most Prolific Publishing Year for Grubbies!

We always knew the GrubStreet community was bursting with talent, but the stars have recently aligned to bring more book publications between 2018 and 2019 than we’ve ever seen before from our students, instructors, staff and other members of the community. Just how many new books? So many we’ve lost track! That’s why we’re keeping a running list below and celebrating all the amazing work coming out of our community by throwing a party, Grub Gone...POP, on November 3rd, curating a series of conversations between Grubbie authors with new books on our blog, sharing book news and events, and giving away advanced copies of some upcoming releases at our Boston Book Festival booth.


Check out the running list (and we want to emphasize this is a work in progress) of book publications below, tell us about all the books we’ve missed (we'll be excited to add more!), and join the conversation on social by using #GrubGonePop. And, most importantly, remember to support the authors below by reading their work!

January 2018

Everything Here is Beautiful, Mira Lee (Instructor)

February 2018

Idol Talk: Women Writers on the Teenage Infatuations That Changed Their Lives, featuring work by Lisa Borders (Instructor); Marianne Leone (Lit Up Speaker);  Elizabeth Searle (Muse Presenter); B.A Shapiro (Muse Presenter); Ann Hood (Literary Council); Hank Phillippi Ryan (Instructor / Former student); Leslie Lawrence (Instructor); Mary Sullivan (Instructor)

April 2018

Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country?, by Steve Almond (Instructor)  

May 2018

My Ex-Life, by Stephen McCauley (Literary Council Member)

A Field Guide to Murder & Fly Fishing, by Tim Weed (Instructor)

June 2018

The Late-Bloomers' Club, by Louise Miller (Novel Incubator Graduate)

She Loves You (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah), Ann Hood (Literary Council)

The Lost Family, by Jenna Blum (Instructor)

August 2018

Little Comfort, by Edwin Hill (GrubStreet Student)

Trust Me, by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Literary Council Member)

September 2018

Flat: Reclaiming my body from breast cancer, by Catherine Guthrie (Memoir Incubator Graduate)

Gina in the Floating World, by Belle Brett (Novel Incubator Graduate)

October 2018

A Kind of Solitude, by Dariel Suarez (Staff) October 2018

Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet, Volume 3, featuring work by Colwill Brown (Staff), Ben Berman (Columnist/Instructor), Tim Weed (Instructor), Alden Jones (Instructor)

Yule Log Murder, by Barbara Ross (Student)


Gone So Long, by Andre Dubus (Literary Council Member)

The Library Book, by Susan Orlean (Literary Council Member)

November 2018

Winter  S, by Susan Donavan (Novel Incubator Graduate)

Then Again, by Ben Berman (Instructor)


December 2018

Steamed Open, by Barbara Ross (Student)


January 2019

Some of My Friends Are... - The Daunting Challenges and Untapped Benefits of Cross-Racial Friendships, by Deborah Plummer (Board Member)

The Forgotten Hours, by Katrin Schumann (Instructor)

The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill, by James Charlesworth (Muse Attendee)

February 2019

Good Riddance, by Elinor Lipman (Literary Council Member)

Leading Men, by Christopher Castellani (Staff)

The Age of Light, by Whitney Scharer (Instructor)

Rutting Season, by Mandeliene Smith (Former Board)

The Chef's Secret, by Crystal King (Instructor)

March 2019

Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait?, by Tina Cassidy (GrubStreet Member)

Famous Men Who Never Lived, by K. Chess (Instructor)

April 2019

The Body Papers, by Grace Talusan (Essay Incubator Instructor)  

Cape May, by Chip Cheek (Former Staffer)

Every Moment After, by Joseph Moldover (Student, Met his agent Adam Schear, of DeFiore and Company, at The Muse and the Marketplace)

The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind, by Elaine McCardle (Instructor)

Memento Mori: Poems, by Charles Coe (instructor)

May 2019

A Bend in the Stars, by Rachel Barenbaum (Novel Incubator Graduate)

Into the Jungle, by Erica Ferencik (Student)


June 2019

The Stationery Shop, Marjan Kamali (Instructor)

July 2019

Blue Hours: a novel, Daphne Kalotay, (Instructor)

August 2019

The Nine, by Jeanne Blasberg (Board member)

September 2019

Little Voices, by Vanessa Lillie (Student)


October 2019

Losing Our Minds, by Howie Axelrod, (Instructor)


November 2019

Idyll Hands, by Stephanie Gayle (Novel Incubator Graduate)

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See a book that’s coming out between 2018 - 2019 from the Grub community that’s missing from our list above? We are constantly updating this list when we hear of new books being released between the January 1st 2018 and December 31st 2019. Have you ever been to the Muse and the Marketplace? Have you taken or taught a class? Are you a member of the Boston Writers of Color? If so, we want to hear from you. Please tell us about your upcoming book publication here

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