Michael Laser '75 published Cheater (Dutton, 2008), his second novel for young readers. With a droll narrator and a delightfully intricate plot, this satire of school pressures and modern-day ethics will provide welcome laughs between exams.
Kenton Wing Robinson '74 published a poetry collection, The Water Sonnets (Antrim House, 2008). Robinson lives in Connecticut is a career newsman, who writes poems about love and the newspaper business.
Eddie Tafoya, PhD '97 wrote The Legacy of the Wisecrack: Stand-up Comedy as the Great American Literary Form (BrownWalker Press, 2009). He is an associate professor of American literature and creative writing at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, N.M., and a professional comedian. He contracted with Greenwood Press to write an encyclopedia of icons of African-American comedy, which is due to be published next year.
Jennifer E. Langdon, PhD '00 wrote Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood (Columbia University Press, 2009). The book discusses the challenges that Hollywood radicals faced within the studio system. Scott was a film producer for RKO blacklisted at the peak of his career.