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Alumna Gennifer Alba finds success in publishing

Gennifer Alba

Story by Karen Worley | Photos by Nicholas Benner

Gennifer Albin had an 8-week-old in her arms when her mother-in-law, Robin Albin, insisted she write a book. Enough of the Thanksgiving dinner talk about writing one, she said. Just do it.

“She never mentioned it again,” says Albin, MA ’06. But the force of the comment planted a seed. She showed her husband, Josh, early thoughts on paper. He echoed his mom’s sentiment. Crewel (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012) was conceived.

Albin, 31, talked candidly of her young publishing success to 25 English graduate and undergraduate students. Devoney Looser, the Catherine Paine Middlebush Professor of English, coordinated her visit.

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