Monthly Archives: June 2011

Meet the 2011 faculty: Major Jackson

Our last faculty profile described how Adam Haslett’s law school studies have informed his work. Like Haslett, poet Major Jackson has a white-collar profession in his past: accounting. Yes, accounting. In fact, his first job in the arts was as a number cruncher, he told Identity Theory. “I started work at the Painted Bride Art […]

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Meet the 2011 faculty: Adam Haslett

The beginning of Adam Haslett’s literary career is the stuff of fiction writers’ dreams: An undergraduate degree at Swarthmore, where he worked with novelist Jonathan Franzen; a year-long fellowship at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center; an MFA from the University of Iowa; and a debut short story collection, 2002’s You Are Not a Stranger […]

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Meet the 2011 faculty: Daniel Alarcón

New conference faculty member Daniel Alarcón was born in Lima, Peru. When he was three, he and his family moved to Birmingham, Alabama. He was educated in the United States, returned to Peru on a Fulbright scholarship, and attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He’s currently both a visiting scholar at the University of California at […]

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