Faculty by discipline:

Fiction

Elizabeth McCracken (Fiction) is the author of two short story collections, Here’s Your Hat What’s Your Hurry and Thunderstruck; two novels, The Giant’s House and Niagara Falls All Over Again; and a memoir, An Exact Replica of a Figment of

James Magnuson (Fiction) is the Director of the MCW and the author of almost a dozen novels—among them Without Barbarians, Ghost Dancing, Windfall, The Hounds of Winter, and  Famous Writers I Have Knownand a dozen plays, which have had production…

Peter LaSalle’s (Fiction) books include the novels Strange Sunlight and Mariposa’s Song, four short story collections—The Graves of Famous Writers, Hockey Sur Glace, Tell Borges if You See Him, and What I Found Out About Her (forthcoming)—and a collection of essays on…

Stephen Harrigan’s (Fiction, Screenwriting, Non-fiction) books include the novels AransasJacob’s Well, The Gates of the Alamo, Challenger Park and Remember Ben Clayton, as well as the works of nonfiction A Natural State, Comanche Midnight, and Water and Light. His articles and…

Laura Furman, emeritus (Fiction, Non-fiction) is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, and essayist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, Subtropics, Ploughshares, The Yale Review, The Threepenny Review, The American Scholar, and elsewhere.  She has written four collections…

ZZ Packer (Fall 2008) is the author of the story collection Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and a New York Times Notable Book of 2003. A graduate of Yale (B.A.), Johns Hopkins (M.A.) and the Iowa Writers’…

Oscar Casares (Fiction) is the author of the collection Brownsville, and the novel Amigoland, both published by Little, Brown.  A graduate of the Writers Workshop of the University of Iowa and recipient of fellowship support from the National Endowment for…

Michael Adams, formerly the long-time graduate adviser and associate director of the MCW, is the Director of the Dobie-Paisano Fellowship Program of the University and the Texas Institute of Letters.   He is the author of short stories, essays, novels (Blind