Faculty by discipline:

Michener Residency Author

Rachel Kushner is the Fall 2014 Michener Residency Author for two weeks in September.  Kushner’s second novel, The Flamethrowers, was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award, shortlisted for the 2014 Folio Prize, and a New York Times bestseller…

Poet D.A. Powell will be at UT in late January and early February 2014 as Michener Residency Author, working in seminar with MCW poets.  His books include the AIDS trilogy Tea, Lunch, and Cocktails; Chronic; and The Useless Landscape, or

Allan Gurganus’s (Spring 2012 Residency Author) novels are Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and Plays Well with Others.  His stories and novellas have been collected…

Novelist Margot Livesey will be in residence during January and February 2011 as the Michener Residency Author, teaching a short intensive craft course.  She is the author of six novels: Homework, Criminals, The Missing World, Eva Moves the Furniture, Banishing

Playwright Julie Marie Myatt is in residency October 2010 as the Michener Residency Award Author in Playwriting. Myatt’s work includes the plays The Happy Ones, commissioned by South Coast Repertory and winner of the Ted Schmitt Award for an outstanding…

Poet C.D. Wright was the Michener Residency Author in Fall 2009 and held a two-week workshop for poets in the MFA program.  Wright’s many honors include a MacArthur “genius” grant, a Lannan Literary Award, fellowships from the NEA and the…

Richard Ford was Michener Residency Author for Spring 2010 and held a three-week master class in fiction with MFA candidates.  He is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of six novels and three story collections, among them Independence Day, Rock Springs, The

Peter Carey was Michener Residency Author in Spring 2009, which brought him to campus for three weeks to conduct a short workshop with MFA candidates.  Carey, a native of Australia, has twice won the Booker Prize in fiction, for Oscar

Irish writer Colm Toibin (Fall 2013 residency, visiting prof Spring 2006) is the author of The Master and The Blackwater Lightship—both shortlisted for the Mann Booker Prize in Fiction—Brooklyn, winner of the Costa Award for the Novel, and The Empty Family. His…