Writers’ Program instructor Alison Singh Gee‘s memoir, Where the Peacock Sings (St. Martins, Feb 2013), was just named a National Geographic Traveler’s Book of the Month! Don George of Nat Geo Traveler calls the memoir, about Alison’s journey from Hong Kong to rural India, “a revealing triumph.” Alison began her Writers’ Program life 10 years ago in a memoir class. “I wrote the first scene of my book in Maureen Murdocks class. I can still recall the incredible experience of reading the passage–about meeting my Indian mother-in-law at my husband’s family palace for the first time–aloud, and hearing my classmates soft laughter and gasps and finally their comments about the power (and yes, deficiencies) of the scene. I then wrote my memoir scene by scene in at least a dozen Writers’ Program classes. I guess you could call me the poster girl for the publishing success that a Writers’ Program education can bring you.”

Congratulations, Alison—we’re so proud!

Check out Alison’s upcoming book tour schedule!

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