Creative Writing Faculty

Garth Greenwell

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Garth Greenwell is the author of What Belongs to You, which won the British Book Award for Debut of the Year, was longlisted for the National Book Award, and was a finalist for several other awards, including the PEN/Faulkner Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. It has been translated into fourteen languages. His second book of fiction, Cleanness, was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and was longlisted for several other prizes, including the Gordon Burn Prize and France’s Prix Sade (deuxième selection). Cleanness was named a New York Times Notable Book, a New York Times Critics Top 10 book of the year, and a Best Book of the year by The New Yorker, TIME, NPR, the BBC, and over thirty other publications. It is being translated into eight languages. Greenwell is also the co-editor, with R.O. Kwon, of the anthology KINK: Stories, a New York Times Notable Book and national bestseller. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, the London Review of Books, and Harper’s, among others. His honors include a 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship and the 2021 Vursell Award for prose style from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.


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