Fiction

Kirstin Chen, Ashland MFA Fiction Faculty

Kirstin Chen (she/her)

Fiction

Books by Kirstin Chen:

  • Counterfeit (HarperCollins/The Borough Press, 2022)
  • Bury What We Cannot Take (Little A/Amazon Publishing, 2018)
  • Soy Sauce for Beginners (New Harvest/Amazon Publishing, 2014)

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Edan Lepucki

Edan Lepucki (she/her)

Fiction

Books by Edan Lepucki:

  • California (Little, Brown and Company, 2015)
  • Woman No. 17 (Random House Publishing Group, 2018)

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Nayomi Munaweera

Nayomi Munaweera (she/her)

Fiction

Books by Nayomi Munaweera:

  • What Lies Between Us (St. Martin's Press, 2016)
  • Island of a Thousand Mirrors (St. Martin's Press, 2014, St. Martin's Griffin, 2016)

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Naomi Williams

Naomi J. Williams (she/her)

Fiction

Books by Naomi J. Williams:

  • Landfalls (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2015)

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Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Brian Conn, fiction author

Brian Conn (he/him)

Fiction

Books by Brian Conn:

  • The Fixed Stars: Thirty-Seven Emblems for the Perilous Season, winner of the Bard Fiction Prize

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Sarah Monette, MFA Faculty in Fiction

Sarah Monette (she/her)

Fiction

Books by Sarah Monette / a.k.a. Katherine Addison:

  • The Witness for the Dead (Tor Books, 2021)
  • The Goblin Emperor (Tor Books, 2014)
  • The Iskryne Series (with Elizabeth Bear, Tor Books): A Companion to Wolves (2007), The Tempering of Men (2011), An Apprentice to Elves (2015)
  • The Doctrine of Labyrinths series (Ace Books): Melusine (2005), The Virtu (2006), The Mirador (2007), Corambis (2009)

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Poetry

Aira Aber

Aria Aber

Poetry

Books by Aria Aber:

  • Hard Damage (University of Nebraska Press, 2019).

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Dexter L. Booth Ashland MFA Poetry

Dexter Booth

Poetry

Books by Dexter Booth:

  • Abracadabra, Sunshine (Red Hen Press, 2021)
  • Rhapsody (Upper Rubber Boot Books, 2019)
  • Scratching the Ghost (Graywolf Press, 2013), winner of the 2014 Cave Canem Award

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Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo (he/him)

Poetry

Books by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo:

  • Children of the Land: A Memoir (Harper Collins, 2020)
  • Cenzontle (BOA Editions LTD, 2018), winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize
  • Dulce (Northwestern University Press, 2017), winner of the Drinking Gourd Prize

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Kate Gale, Ashland MFA Poetry faculty

Kate Gale

Poetry

Books by Kate Gale:

  • The Goldilocks Zone (University of New Mexico Press, 2014)
  • Echo Light (Red Mountain Press, 2014)
  • Mating Season (Tupelo Press, 2004)
  • Fishers of Men (Red Hen Press, 2000)
  • Selling the Hammock (Red Hen Press, 1998)
  • Where Crows & Men Collide (Red Hen Press, 1995)
  • Blue Air (Garden Street Press, 1993)

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Tess Taylor

Tess Taylor

Poetry

Books by Tess Taylor:

  • Last West (Museum of Modern Art, 2020)
  • Rift Zone (Red Hen Press, 2020)
  • Work & Days (Red Hen Press, 2016)
  • The Forage House (Red Hen Press, 2013)

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Creative Nonfiction

Cass Donish

Cass Donish (they/them)

Creative Nonfiction & Poetry

Books by Cass Donish:

  • The Year of the Femme (University of Iowa Press, 2019), poetry collection / winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize
  • On the Mezzanine (Gold Line Press, 2019), nonfiction chapbook / selected by Maggie Nelson
  • Beautyberry (Slope Editions, 2018), poetry collection

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Kate Hopper

Kate Hopper (she/her)

Creative Nonfiction

Books by Kate Hopper:

  • Silent Running: Our Family's Journey to the Finish Line with Autism with Robyn K. Schneider (Triumph Books, 2015)
  • Ready for Air: A Journey Through Premature Motherhood (University Of Minnesota Press, 2013)
  • Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers (Viva Editions, 2012)

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Lauren Markham, Ashland MFA Creative Nonfiction Faculty

Lauren Markham (she/her)

Creative Nonfiction

Books by Lauren Markham:

  • The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life (Crown, 2017)

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Lisa Nikolidakis

Dr. Lisa Nikolidakis  (she/they)

Creative Nonfiction

Books by Dr. Lisa Nikolidakis:

  • No One Crosses the Wolf (Little A, 2022)

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Kelly Sundberg, MFA Faculty in Creative Nonfiction

Kelly Sundberg (she/her)

Creative Nonfiction

Books by Kelly Sundberg:

  • Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival (HarperCollins, 2018)

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MFA Staff

Christian Kiefer, Ashland MFA Director

Christian Kiefer, Director (he/him)

Fiction

Books by Christian Kiefer:

  • Phantoms: A Novel (Liveright/W.W. Norton, 2019)
  • One Day Soon Time Will Have No Place Left to Hide (Nouvella Books, 2016)
  • The Animals (W.W. Norton, 2015)
  • The Infinite Tides (Bloomsbury, 2012)

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Rebecca Parillo

Rebecca Parillo (she/her)

Interim Administrative Director of the MFA in Creative Writing
mfa@ashland.edu
419.289.5098