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Full-time Faculty

Associate Professor, Writing

Recipient of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, Hilton Als became a staff writer at The New Yorker in October 1994, and a theatre critic in 2002. His books, The Women and White Girls, discuss various narratives around race, gender, and personal identity. full profile 

Associate Professor, Writing

Among Paul Beatty's novels, Slumberland, Tuff, The White Boy Shuffle, The Sellout won the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Man Booker Prize. It was named one of the best books of 2015 by the Times and the Wall Street Journal.  full profile 

Associate Professor, LTAC Director, Writing

Susan Bernofsky’s translations include fiction by Swiss-German modernist Robert Walser, as well as novels and poetry by Jenny Erpenbeck, Yoko Tawada, Gregor von Rezzori, Uljana Wolf and others. full profile 

Professor, Poetry Director, Writing

Lucie Brock-Broido's most recent book, Stay, Illusion, was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award and the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award. Her honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, among others.    full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Writing

Nicholas Christopher is the author of seventeen books. His work has been widely translated and published abroad, and he has received numerous awards and fellowships, including from the Guggenheim Foundation, among others. Nicholas just completed his seventh novel, Deep Red. full profile 

Chair, Associate Professor, Writing

Timothy Donnelly is the author of Eine Lebenszeit, The Cloud Corporation, winner of the 2012 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize, and others. His poems have appeared in Harper’s, The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, and elsewhere. full profile 

Professor, Writing

Deborah Eisenberg is a MacArthur Foundation Fellow and the recipient of numerous honors including the 2011 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, a Whiting Writer’s Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Eisenberg has published four collections of stories. full profile 

Professor, Writing

Richard Ford’s novel Independence Day (1995) was the first to receive both the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Pulitzer Prize. He has published numerous novels and fiction collections. He received the Rea Award in 1995 for his outstanding contribution to the Short Story form.  full profile 

Assistant Professor, Writing

Joshua Furst is the author of The Sabotage Café and Short People. His work has appeared in The Chicago Tribune, Salon, Esquire, and others. He is a Contributing Editor on the Jewish Daily Forward. His honors include a Nelson Algren Award, the Grub Street Fiction Prize, and others. full profile 

Assistant Professor, Writing

Rivka Galchen's work appears often in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The London Review of Books and The New York Times. She is the author of three books and has received numerous prizes and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, The William J Saroyan International Prize and more.  full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Writing

Lis Harris was a staff writer at The New Yorker from 1970 to 1995. She is the author of innumerable articles, reviews and commentaries and three books. She has received awards from the J.M. Kaplan Fund, the Woodrow Wilson Lila Acheson Wallace Fellowship, the Rockefeller Fund and others. full profile 

Assistant Professor, Nonfiction Concentration Director, Writing

Leslie Jamison is the author of The Empathy Exams, a New York Times bestselling essay collection, and a novel, The Gin Closet, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Fiction Award. Among other places, her work has appeared in Harper's, Boston Review, The Believer, and The New York Times. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice , Writing

Margo Jefferson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic. She has been a staff writer for The New York Times and Newsweek; her essays have appeared in New York Magazine, Vogue, Harper’s and others. Margo's recent memoir, Negroland, received the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award. full profile 

Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Writing

Heidi Julavits is the author of The Uses of Enchantment and The Effect of Living Backwards, both New York Times Notable Books, and The Mineral Palace, a finalist for the Young Lions Literary Award. Her work has appeared in Harper’s, Esquire, McSweeney’s, New York Times, Vogue, and others. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Fiction Director, Writing

Binnie Kirshenbaum is the author of History on a Personal Note and six novels. Her novels have been chosen as Notable Books by The Chicago Tribune, Time, SF Chronicle and others; she twice won Critics Choice Awards and was selected by Granta as one of the Best Young American novelists. full profile 

Assistant Professor, Writing

Alexandra Kleeman is the author of the novel You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine (2015) and collection Intimations (2016). Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's, Paris Review, Zoetrope, Conjunctions, Vogue and n+1, among others. She is the 2016 winner of the Bard Fiction Prize. full profile 

Assistant Professor, Writing

Lasky is the author of five books of poetry and several chapbooks. Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, The New Yorker, Boston Review, and others. She is the co-editor of Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry and is a Bagley Wright Lecturer on Poetry. full profile 

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Writing

Victor LaValle is the author of Slapboxing with Jesus, a collection, and five novels. He has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Shirley Jackson Award and the key to Southeast Queens. His work has appeared in Granta, the Paris Review, New York Magazine, and others. full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Writing

Sam Lipsyte is the author of five books, and twice the recipient of the New York Times Notable Book Award. His fiction has appeared in The Quarterly, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Noon, Tin House, n+1, Harper's, McSweeney's, Playboy, and others. He was a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Writing

Richard Locke is a critic and essayist. More than 180 pieces have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The American Scholar, Bookforum, and others. He was a senior editor at Simon & Schuster, deputy editor of The New York Times Book Review, and editor in chief of Vanity Fair. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Writing

Phillip Lopate has written personal essay collections, novels, novellas, poetry collections, memoir, movie criticism, an urbanist meditation, a critical study, and a biographical monograph. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts grants, and others. full profile 

Professor, Writing

Ben Marcus is the author of three novels and a collection of short stories. His writing has appeared in Harper's, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Tin House, McSweeney's, and others. Among his honors are a Whiting Writers Award, Pushcart Prizes, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and others. full profile 

Assistant Professor, Writing

Shane McCrae is the author of five books, three poetry chapbooks, and one nonfiction chapbook. His poems have appeared in the Best American Poetry series, Poetry, The American Poetry Review, and others. Among other awards, has received a Whiting Writer’s Award and a Pushcart Prize. full profile 

Assistant Professor, Writing

Ben Metcalf is the author of the novel Against The Country, which was published by Random House in 2015. He was, for many years, the literary editor of Harper’s Magazine. His writing has appeared in The Baffler, Harper’s, and elsewhere, and has twice been included in The Best American Essays. full profile 

Professor, Writing

Orhan Pamuk is one of Turkey's most prominent novelists. His work has been translated into more than 40 languages and he has received numerous prestigious prizes, including Le Prix Mediterranee etranger, the Prix Medicis, and others. In 2006, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Writing

Deborah Paredez is the author of a poetry collection and a critical study. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Boston Review, Poetry, and others. She is the co-founder of CantoMundo, a national organization dedicated to Latina/o poets and poetry. full profile 

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Writing

Elissa Schappell is the author of two books of fiction and co-editor of two anthologies. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Bomb, The Paris Review and others. She is a Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair and a Founding-editor, now Editor-at-Large of Tin House. full profile 

Associate Professor, Writing

Gary Shteyngart is the author five books, including the acclaimed memoir, Little Failure. His work has been translated into 26 languages and has appeared in numerous publications. He has received the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize, the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, and more. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Director of Pedagogy, Writing

Alan Ziegler has written numerous books. He has received a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, PEN Syndicated Fiction, National Endowment for the Arts, Columbia’s Presidential Teaching Award, and others. He chaired the Writing Program from 2001-2006; he is Director of Pedagogy. full profile 

Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Alex Abramovich is the author of Cinderella Story: Notes on Contemporary Culture (2002) and Bullies: A Friendship (2016). He's currently at work on a history of rock and roll.  full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Yelena Akhtiorskaya is the author of the novel Panic in a Suitcase, published by Riverhead Books in 2014. It was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book for 2014 and a National Book Foundation “5 under 35” honoree. She graduated from the Columbia MFA Writing Program in 2009. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Mia Alvar is the author of In the Country (Knopf), a collection that won the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, and the University of Rochester's Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. She has received support from the Corporation of Yaddo,and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Alba Arikha is the author of four books. Her memoir, Major/Minor, was shortlisted for the Spear’s awards and selected among the best books of 2012 by the New Yorker. Her last book, a narrative poem, Soon, was set to music and performed as an opera at the Riverside Studios, London.  full profile 

Adjunct, Writing

Tash Aw is the award-winning author of three novels, including, most recently, Five Star Billionaire. He has won the Whitbread and Commonwealth Prizes for Best First Novel and twice been longlisted for the MAN Booker Prize. His work has also been translated into 23 languages. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Chris Bannon has received two Peabody Awards for his work in radio. He is Chief Content Officer of Midroll Media. He worked more than a dozen years at WNYC Radio, as VP of Content Development and Production, Program Director and the Executive Producer of daily news-talk programs.  full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Corinna Barsan is a senior editor at Grove Atlantic. She started in publishing at Farrar, Straus and Giroux before joining Other Press. She has edited fiction and nonfiction, including books by Bonnie Nadzam, Kathleen Alcott, Margaret Wrinkle, Michelle Hoover, and others. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Dr. Joshua Bennett is the author of two books. Winner of the 2015 National Poetry Series, he has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and others. His writing has been published in American Poetry Review, The New York Times, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Keri Bertino has served as the director of the Writing Center at Baruch College, CUNY since 2008. She has taught at Columbia, The Cooper Union, Baruch College, Baltimore City Public Schools, and elsewhere. Her work has appeared in McSweeney’s and Fametracker, and she is at work on a novel. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Mark Bibbins is the author of two poetry collections. He received a Lambda Literary Award for his first. He co-founded LIT, the journal of the New School graduate writing program. His work has appeared in The Paris Review, Boston Review, The Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Matthew Burgess is an author of poetry and children's books. His book, Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. E. Cummings, was named one the “Best Children’s Books of 2015” by The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and Huff Post. Burgess recently wrote and co-produced a short film titled, Dear Henri. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Garnette Cadogan is a Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Scholar (2017-2018) at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. He is the editor-at-large of Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas (co-edited by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro) and is at work on a book on walking. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

James Cañón's debut novel has been translated into eleven languages, published in over twenty countries, and was made into a film. James has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Prix du Premier Meilleur Roman Étranger, and the Prix des Lecteurs de Vincennes.  full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

CA Conrad is the author of nine books of poetry and essays. His latest, While Standing In Line For Death, from Wave Books came out fall, 2017. He is a Pew Fellow and has also received fellowships from Lannan Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Headlands Center for the Arts, Banff, and others. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Meghan Daum is the author of four books, most recently the collection The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion. She was a columnist at LA Times and now writes the Egos column in The New York Times Book Review. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, the Atlantic, Vogue, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Writing

Nicholas Delbanco is the author of thirty books. He co-founded the Bennington Writing Workshops and recently retired from the University of Michigan, where he served as Director of the Hopwood Awards Program. His own awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship and the National Endowment for the Arts. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Jay Deshpande is the author of a poetry collection and a chapbook. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Narrative, the PEN Poetry Series, and elsewhere. His journalism and essays have been published in Slate, The New Republic, and The Guardian, among others. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Mark Doten is the author of the novel The Infernal, published in 2015 by Graywolf Press. His writing has appeared in Conjunctions, Guernica, the Believer, and New York Magazine. He is the recipient of fellowships from Columbia and the MacDowell Colony.  full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Farnoosh Fathi is an author, poet, and editor, and the founder of the Young Artists Language and Devotion Alliance. She is the recipient of fellowships like the Fulbright Program, Yaddo, MacDowell, and elsewhere. Her work has appeared in Boston Review, Poetry, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Monica Ferrell is a poet of novelist. Her poetry collection, Beasts for the Chase was a finalist for the Asian American Writers’ Workshop Prize. Her novel, The Answer Is Always Yes was one of Booklist’s Top Ten Debut Novels of 2008. She is the recipient of a Wallace Stegner fellowship, and others. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

BK Fischer is the author Radioapocrypha, which won the 2017 Journal/Wheeler Award, three other books, and a critical study. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, Kenyon Review, FIELD, Literary Mama, WSQ, The Hopkins Review, Crab Orchard Review, Ninth Letter, Southwest Review, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

David Gates is the author of two novels and two collections. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, the Paris Review, Granta, Esquire, Tin House, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times magazine, GQ,Rolling Stone, and elsewhere, as well as Newsweek, where he was a Senior Writer. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Alan Gilbert is the author of two books of poetry and a collection of essays and articles. His work has appeared in The Believer, Boston Review, Artforum, The Village Voice, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a NY Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and a Creative Capital Foundation Award. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Aracelis Girmay is the author of three books of poems, and the winner of the Isabella Gardner Award and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is also an illustrator and collaborator. She has received support from the NEA and the Whiting Foundation, among other programs. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Rebecca Godfrey is the author of The Torn Skirt and Under The Bridge, and the editor of the artist book Girls in Trees. She is the recipient of fellowships from Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, and the Canada Council. Her new novel, The Dilettante, is forthcoming from Knopf. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Eli Gottlieb is the author of four novels that have been translated into 13 languages. A former senior editor of Elle magazine, his nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, Bookforum, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and the London Times, among other places. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Michael Greenberg the author of a collection of essays and a memoir. For six years, Greenberg wrote the “Freelance” column in the Times Literary Supplement. He was the author and creator of “The Accidentalist” column in Bookforum. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Writing

Eliza Griswold received a Guggenheim Fellowship for her ongoing work on water and poverty in America. Her first book was awarded the Anthony J. Lukas prize and was a New York Times bestseller. Her poetry has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Lauren Grodstein is the author of four books, some of which have been named Washington Post Book of the Year, New York Times bestsellers, and Amazon Best Book of the Month. Her work has been translated and widely anthologized. She directs the creative writing program at Rutgers University-Camden. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Writing

Edith Grossman is a translator known for her rendering of Gabriel García Márquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera and of Cervantes’ Don Quixote. Among the many other authors whose works she has translated are Mario Vargas Llosa, Mayra Montero, Ariel Dorfman, Carlos Fuentes, and Antonio Muñoz. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Mike Harvkey is the author of the novel In the Course of Human Events, winner of Zoetrope's All-Story Magazine short fiction contest. His work has appeared in Esquire, Salon, The Believer, Alaska Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. Mike was recently awarded a fellowship from the MacDowell Colony. full profile 

Professor Emeritus, Special Lecturer, Writing

Richard Howard is the author of 14 books of poetry. His recent collection, Without Saying, was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award in poetry. In 1970 he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his third book of poems, Untitled Subjects, and received the Academy of Arts and Letters Literary Award. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Brigid Hughes is the founding editor of​ the magazine​ A Public Space and contributing editor at Graywolf Press. She has edited The Paris Review and is a recipient of the PEN/Nora Magid Award for editing. She has worked with such authors as John Haskell, Yiyun Li, Robert Sullivan, among others. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Nalini Jones is the author of What You Call Winter, a story collection. She is a recipient of an NEA fellowship, Pushcart Prize, and O. Henry Prize. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, One Story and Ninth Letter, among others, and in anthologies including AIDS Sutra and Freud’s Blind Spot. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Writing

John Keene's most recent books include the collection Counternarratives, which received a 2016 American Book Award and a 2016 Lannan Literary Award for Fiction. He is a Brazilian translator, and he chairs the department of African American and African Studies at Rutgers University-Newark. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Hari Kunzru is the author of the novels The Impressionist, Transmission, My Revolutions Gods Without Men and White Tears, as well as a short story collection. He was a 2008 Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library, a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow and a 2016 Fellow of the American Academy in Berlin. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Paul La Farge is the author of three novels and a book of imaginary dreams. He been the recipient of fellowships from Guggenheim Fellowship, the NY Foundation for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, McSweeney's, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

James Lasdun has written several books and two screenplays. Awards include the UK National Short Story Prize, the TLS Poetry Prize, and nominations for the LA Times Book Award and the TS Eliot Poetry Prize. His short story “The Siege” was adapted by Bernardo Bertolucci for his film Besieged. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Gideon Lewis-Kraus is a writer at large at the New York Times Magazine, a contributing editor at Harper's, and a contributing writer at WIRED magazine; he has also written for the n+1, Frieze, Lucky Peach, and elsewhere. He is the author of the books, A Sense of Direction and No Exit. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Tan Lin is the author of several books. His work has appeared in Artforum, Cabinet, New York Times Book Review, Art in America, elsewhere. His video, theatrical and LCD work have been shown at the Marianne Boesky Gallery, Yale Art Museum, Sophienholm Museum (Copenhagen), and elsewhere.  full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Writing

Erroll McDonald is a Vice President Executive Editor in the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group of Penguin Random House. Among the authors he has published are: James Baldwin, Sandra Cisneros, Carlos Fuentes, Margo Jefferson, Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie, President Nicolas Sarkozy, and others. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

A Pushcart Prize winner, Kamilah Aisha Moon’s work has been featured widely, including Harvard Review, Oxford American, and Prairie Schooner. Her poetry collection, She Has a Name was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the Audre Lorde Award from the Publishing Triangle. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Writing

Sigrid Nunez has published six novels, including A Feather on the Breath of God, The Last of Her Kind, and Salvation City. She is also the author of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Harper’s, McSweeney’s, The Believer, and Threepenny Review. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Julie Orringer is the author of two award-winning books. She is a graduate of Cornell University, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and the Stegner Fellowship Program at Stanford. Orringer’s stories have appeared in the Paris Review, the Washington Post, Ploughshares, and McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Writing

Alice Quinn is executive director of the Poetry Society of America. She is the editor of Edgar Allan Poe & The Juke-Box: Uncollected Poems, Drafts, and Fragments by Elizabeth Bishop (FSG, 2006), and she is currently working on an edition of Elizabeth Bishop’s journals and notebooks. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts is the author of Harlem Is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America and other books. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The Nation, Chimurenga, Bidoun, A Public Space, Creative Time Reports, Harper's, Essence, and Vogue, among many others. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Christine Schutt is the author of three novels and two collections of stories. A third collection is forthcoming in April 2018. Schutt is the recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. Her awards include O.Henry and Pushcart prizes. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Leonard Schwartz is the author of numerous books of poetry and essay, including The New Babel: Towards a Poetics of the Mid-East Crises ( University of Arkansas Press) and Salamander: A Bestiary (Chax Press). full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Susan Shapiro has written for The New York Times, New York Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, L.A. Times, Newsweek, Elle, Esquire & Oprah.com. She's the New York Times bestselling author of 10 books and an award-winning writing teacher. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Lee Siegel is the author of six books and has published over 700 essays, articles and reviews, which have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, the New Republic, The Nation, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Time, New York, The New York Times, Harper's, the New York Review of Books, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Christopher Sorrentino is the author of five books, including Sound on Sound, Trance, and The Fugitives. His work has appeared in Bomb, Bookforum, Esquire, Granta, Harper’s, the Los Angeles Times, McSweeney’s, the New York Times Book Review, The Paris Review, Playboy, Tin House, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Lynn Steger Strong’s first novel, Hold Still, was published by Liveright/WW Norton in 2016. Her work has appeared in Guernica, Elle, The Rumpus, Blunderbuss, Vol 1 Brooklyn, Catapult, Lithub, and elsewhere. She has an MFA in Fiction from Columbia and lives in Brooklyn with her family.  full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Benjamin Taylor's family memoir, The Hue and Cry at Our House, was released by Penguin in May 2017 and named a New York Times Editors' Choice. He is the author of many award-winning books, most recently the collected stories of Susan Sontag, Debriefing, published by FSG in November 2017. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Lara Vapnyar is the author of two novels and two collections of short stories. She is a recipient of the Guggenheim fellowship, and Goldberg Prize for Jewish fiction. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper’s, and The New Republic. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Wendy S. Walters is the author of three books. Her work appears in Bookforum, FENCE, Harper’s Magazine, and elsewhere. She is a founding director of Essay in Public | A Humanities Project, a member of the NonfictioNOW Conference board, and a Contributing Editor at The Iowa Review. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Alyson Waters is a translator of fiction, criticism, and theory, and art history. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowship, a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant, and residency grants from the Centre national du Livre, the Villa Gillet in Lyon, France, and others. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Natasha Wimmer is the translator of books by Roberto Bolaño, Álvaro Enrigue, and others. She began her career in publishing, at FSG, and has also worked as a book review editor. Her reviews have appeared in The Nation and The New York Times. She is the recipient of a PEN Translation Award. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Writing

Brenda Wineapple is the author of many award-winning books. Her awards and prizes include an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim, and three full National Endowment Fellowships. Her work appears in The New York Times Book Review, The Nation, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Wendy Xu is the author of You Are Not Dead, named in Top Ten debut of the year by P&W Magazine. Her work has appeared in The Best American Poetry, Poetry, Boston Review, Triple Canopy, BOMB, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a 2014 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Matvei Yankelevich is a poet, translator, and editor. He is the recipient of a National Translation Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. He is a founding editor of Ugly Duckling Presse, and also teaches at Bard College. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Monica Youn is the author of three books of poetry, most recently BLACKACRE (2016), which won the William Carlos Williams Award, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN Open Book Award, and longlisted for the National Book Award. Her poems have been widely published. full profile 

Staff

Manager of Academic Administration, Writing

Clarence Coo has served as Program Administrator of the Graduate Writing Program since 2010. He received his MFA in Playwriting from the Columbia University School of the Arts and is the recipient of the 2012 Yale Drama Series Prize. He is a member of New Dramatists and the Ma-Yi Writers Lab. full profile 

Program Assistant, Writing

John McShane has served as Program Assistant of the Graduate Writing Program since 2014. Before coming to the School of the Arts, he worked in film and video production at About.com, Vice Media, and Major League Baseball Productions, among other companies. full profile 

Director of Academic Administration, Writing

William Wadsworth has served as Director of Academic Administration of the Graduate Writing Program since 2008, and a member of the Adjunct Faculty since 2006. His work has appeared in The New Republic, The Paris Review, The Yale Review, Tin House, and the Boston Review, among other magazines. full profile