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Our alumni are thoughtful, contributing members of our community. Many have forged careers as writers, editors, publishers, filmmakers and journalists. Others have used the critical skills they learned here to move into law, medicine, education, nonprofit work and other fields. We are proud to count you all among our graduates. We encourage you to stay in touch, and to support your alma mater.
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How I Think and Do: Storyteller Cadwell Turnbull
Alumnus Cadwell Turnbull (M.A. in English; MFA ’15) is a science fiction and fantasy author. Learn more about his debut novel, The Lesson, and hear what he values from his time at NC State.
Wolfpack Writers: Christopher Ruocchio
Christopher Ruocchio graduated from NC State’s Department of English with a bachelor’s degree in 2015. His science fiction novel Empire of Silence follows a man in the galaxy who is revered as a hero and despised as a murderer. We caught up with Ruocchio to learn more about his time at NC State and life as a writer.
Bestselling Author Stirs Coffee, Conversation
Her debut novel now a bestseller, English alumna Etaf Rum is sharing her love of writing at her new coffee shop in Rocky Mount.
How I Think and Do: Filmmaker David Hambridge
Hambridge (Film Studies ’09) is the director and cinematographer of Kifaru, a documentary about the world’s last male northern white rhinoceros and the caretakers tasked with keeping the animal alive.