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Fiction

Ben Fountain (Fall 2016 fiction workshop) is the National Book Award finalist and National Book Critics Circle Award winner for the 2012 novel Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.   His 2006 debut story collection, Brief Encounters with Che Guevara, won …

Edward Carey is a novelist whose books include The Iremonger Trilogy: Heap House, Foulsham, and Lungdon; Observatory Mansions; Alva & Irva: The Twins Who Saved a City.  He is as well a playwright (Sulking Thomas, Captain of

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 …

Cristina García (Fall 2014, Fall 2010) is the author of six novels:  Dreaming in Cuban, The Agüero Sisters, Monkey Hunting, A Handbook to LuckThe Lady Matador’s Hotel, and The King of Cuba. She is the recipient of a …

David Bradley’s (2000, 2002) The Chaneysville Incident won the Academy Award of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, as well as a PEN/Faulkner Award and a nomination for the American Book Award. His other work includes the …

Denis Johnson taught for the MCW four times between 1998 and 2004, and returns in Spring 2014 to teach a fiction workshop. He is the author of the novels Train Dreams, Tree of Smoke, The Name of the World, Already

Joy Williams (2001, 2004) is the author of the novels Breaking and Entering, State of Grace, and The Quick and the Dead, and of the story collections Taking Care, Escapes, and Honored Guest. Former recipient of the distinguished Strauss …

John Dufresne‘s (Fall 2005) published fiction includes the novels Louisiana Power and Lightand Love Warps the Mind A Little (both New York Times’ Notable Books of the Year) and Deep in the Shade of Paradise, and the …

Anthony Giardina (Fall 2015, 2012, 2009, 2006, 2003, 2000) has authored four novels—Norumbega Park, Men With Debts, A Boy’s PretensionsRecent History and White Guys—and a collection of short stories, The Country of Marriage, and is …

Fiction writer Antonya Nelson (Fall 2007) is the author of the short story collections Some FunFemale TroubleFamily TerroristsIn the Land of Men, and The Expendables and the novelsLiving to TellNobody’s