Four creative writing alumni publish first books in 2019-20

head shots of Ashley Wells, Anthony Cody, Erik Wilbur, and Monique Quintana.

By Jefferson Beavers | Image: Ashley Wells, Anthony Cody, Monique Quintana, Erik Wilbur | Read full story at

Four alumni authors from Fresno State’s Master of Fine Arts Program in creative writing published their first books in 2019 and 2020, including National Book Award for Poetry finalist Anthony Cody.

Founded in 1995-96, the University’s Master of Fine Arts program celebrates its 25th anniversary this academic year. In those 25 years, a total of 38 alumni from the program have published their first books.

Alumni who can this year count themselves as first-time book authors are:

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