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Western Lecturer Releases Book Through High-Profile Collaboration

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“Jagged Little Pill: The Novel”

Eric Smith, young adult author and lecturer in the Genre Fiction concentration in Western’s Graduate Program in Creative Writing (GPCW,) has just announced the release of his new book: “Jagged Little Pill: The Novel,” which was written in collaboration with seven-time GRAMMY® Award–winning singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette, Diablo Cody, and Glen Ballard.

Drawing on the Musical’s StoryLecturer Eric Smith

“Jagged Little Pill: The Novel” is based on the award-winning musical “Jagged Little Pill.” The book, which will be released from Abrams Amulet on April 26, 2022, draws on the musical’s story, giving readers deeper glimpses of the characters.

“It was an honor to collaborate with Alanis, Diablo, and Glen,” Smith says.

An Exciting Achievement

Tyson Hausdoerffer, director of the GPCW congratulated Smith on his impressive collaboration with such high-profile artists.

“What an achievement for him, and what a great example of how the GPCW faculty’s work frequently brings national attention to Western,” said Hausdoerffer. “We are so honored to have Eric on our faculty, where he has proven to be an invaluable member of the Genre Fiction team.”

Discover the Full Story

The full press release by Abrams Amulet can be read here.

Learn more about why Western is among the best creative writing graduate programs.



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