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Alia Yunis

September 15

Abu Dhabi-Based Alumna’s New Novel Boasts Global Appeal

A seasoned journalist, filmmaker, and professor whose debut novel, The Night Counter, has already garnered widespread praise, Alia Yunis, SOC/MA ’91, relies on basic storytelling skills to distill her work across fields to its most essential points.

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  • Brett Abrams, CAS/PhD '00.

    Archivist-Alum Uncovers History, Motives

    Brett Abrams, CAS/PhD ’00, likes to dig deep for the answers. An archivist at the National Archives and Records Administration and the author of two books, he looks for the deeper motives behind the actions of some of the country’s biggest power players.

  • Allison Silberberg.

    Making a Difference, One AU Alumnae at a Time

    Allison Silberberg, SIS/BA ’84, chose AU because it was close to the heart of public service, but it was the friendships she formed with fellow students and professors that had a profound influence on her career as a writer, photographer, and advocate.

  • Colleges, Communications, and Countries

    Mark Overmann, SIS/MA '05, pulls double duty.

  • Barbara Goldberg

    Poet-Alum Shares Writing Secrets

    Goldberg shared her thoughts on the writing process, her evolution as a writer, and where she finds inspiration for her work.

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    MFA Alum Reveals Writing Process, Inspiration

    Writer Sandra Beasley, MFA creative writing ’04, spoke at AU last September as part of the 2008–09 Visiting Writers Series