Joseph Skibell

Distinguished MCW alum Joseph Skibell (Fall 2011) is professor of English at Emory University and the author of three acclaimed novels:  A Blessing on the Moon, winner of the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation award of the Academy of Arts and Letters; The English Disease; and A Curable Romantic, winner of the 2011 Sami Rohr Choice Award for Jewish literature.  His work has been widely anthologized and his short stories and essays have appeared in Story, Tikkun, The New York Times, Poets & Writers and other periodicals.  Recipient of a Halls Fellowship from the University of Wisconsin and an NEA grant, among other honors, Skibell has also taught at Humber School for Writers, the Taos Summer Writers Conference, and Bar-Ilan University.  He will teach a fiction workshop and a seminar on the Talmudic Tales.