Andrew Altschul

Fiction Writer

c/o Tina Pohlman Union Literary
(212) 255-2112

Author's Bio

Andrew Foster Altschul is the author of The Gringa, forthcoming from Melville House Press. His previous novels are Lady Lazarus (2008) and Deus Ex Machina (2011). His work has appeared in Esquire, McSweeney's, Ploughshares, and other publications, and in anthologies including Best American Nonrequired Reading, Best New American Voices, and O. Henry Prize Stories. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford, he has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers Conferences, the Ucross Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center. He was the founding Books Editor of The Rumpus and is a Contributing Editor at Zyzzyva. From 2009-2015 he directed the Center for Literary Arts at San Jose State University. He currently directs the Creative Writing Program at Colorado State University, in Fort Collins.

Publications & Prizes

Best American Nonrequired Reading (Mariner Books, 2014)
California Prose Directory (Outpost19, 2013)
O. Henry Prize Stories 2007 (Anchor Books, 2007)
Best New American Voices 2006 (Harcourt, 2006)
Stumbling and Raging: More Politically Inspired Fiction (MacAdam/Cage, 2006)
You Are Not Here and Other Works of Buddhist Fiction (Wisdom Publications, 2006)
The Gringa (Melville House, 2020)
Deus Ex Machina (Counterpoint Press, 2011)
Lady Lazarus (Harcourt, 2008)
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Prizes won: 

Wallace Stegner Fellowship, Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Resident Fellowship

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English, Spanish
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Upper Saddle River, NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: Feb 08, 2020