Poetry: Timothy Donnelly, Dorothea Lasky, Shane McCrae, Deborah Paredez
Fiction: Paul Beatty, Anelise Chen, Nicholas Christopher, Deborah Eisenberg, Richard Ford, Joshua Furst (through Spring 2020), Rivka Galchen, Heidi Julavits, Binnie Kirshenbaum, Victor LaValle, Sam Lipsyte, Ben Marcus, Ben Metcalf (through Spring 2020), Orhan Pamuk, Gary Shteyngart, Alan Ziegler
Nonfiction: Hilton Als, Lis Harris, Leslie Jamison, Margo Jefferson, Richard Locke, Phillip Lopate, Wendy Walters
Translation: Susan Bernofsky
The program offers partial funding. The program offers administrative and teaching fellowships, research assistantships, scholarships, and internships.
The program also offers Literary Translation at Columbia (LTAC), a joint course of study in literary translation.
The program hosts the Creative Writing Lectures; Nonfiction Dialogues; Life After the MFA panels; the annual Agents Mixer; the Gallery Student Reading Series; the Columbia Selects MFA Alumni Reading Series; Columbia Artist/Teachers, providing MFA student teachers with training, teaching, and outreach opportunities on and off campus, including the Incarcerated Artists Project Our Word, a student group promoting diversity within the Writing Program and in the broader literary community; and the student-run annual, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art.
Elisa Albert, Mia Alvar, Jonathan Ames, Hannah Assadi, Jesse Ball, Mary Jo Bang, Mandy Berman, Lucie Brock-Broido, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Tina Chang, Emma Cline, Henri Cole, Meghan Daum, Kiran Desai, Timothy Donnelly, Mark Doten, Stephen Dubner, Peter Farrelly, Rivka Galchen, Matt Gallagher, Philip Gourevitch, Eliza Griswold, Marie Howe, Katrine Ogaard Jensen, Mat Johnson, Heidi Julavits, Owen King, Alexandra Kleeman, Rachel Kushner, Victor LaValle, Stephen McCauley, Campbell McGrath, Dinaw Mengestu, Susan Minot, Rick Moody, Diana Khoi Nguyen, Sigrid Nunez, Gregory Pardlo, Julie Otsuka, Richard Price, Claudia Rankine, Karen Russell, Vijay Seshadri, Brenda Shaughnessy, Mona Simpson, Sarah Smarsh, Tracy K. Smith, Wells Tower, Mai Der Vang, Adam Wilson, Mark Wunderlich