Creative Writing Faculty

Kyle Dargan Associate Professor CAS | Literature

Kyle Dargan is currently an Associate Professor of literature and Asst. Director of creative writing at American University, as well as the founder and editor of POST NO ILLS magazine. He also works a

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Stephanie Grant Assoc Professor CAS - Literature

Stephanie Grant is an author of fiction and creative nonfiction. She has written two novels, The Passion of Alice (Houghton Mifflin 1995) and Map of Ireland (Scribner 2008) and sever

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David Keplinger Professor CAS | Literature

A professor of Literature at AU since 2007, David Keplinger is the recipient of the 2022 American University Teacher/Scholar of the Year Award. He is the author of eight collections of poetry, most re

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Patricia Park Assoc Professor CAS - Literature

Patricia Park is the author of the novel Re Jane (Viking/Penguin Random House, 2015), winner of an American Library Association award, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, N

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Dolen Perkins-Valdez Assoc Professor CAS - Literature

Dolen Perkins-Valdez is the New York Times bestselling author of two novels: Wench and Balm. *USA Today* called Wench "deeply moving" and "beautifully written." *People* called it "a devastatingly bea

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Rachel Snyder Professor CAS | Literature

Rachel Louise Snyder is the author of the nonfiction books Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade and No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About D

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Selected Faculty Books