University of Iowa

Anthony Varallo

Anthony Varallo is the author of a novel, The Lines, forthcoming from the University of Iowa Press in Fall 2019, as well as four short story collections: This Day in History, winner of the John Simmons Short Fiction Award and finalist for the Paterson Fiction Prize; Out Loud, winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize; Think of Me and I’ll Know, finalist for the Balcones Fiction Prize; and Everyone Was There, winner of the Elixir Press Fiction Award. Currently he is Professor of English at the College of Charleston, where he teaches in the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing and serves as fiction editor of Crazyhorse.


Instructor Events

Weeklong July 21 to July 26 2019
Anthony Varallo

Taking Raymond Carver’s advice as our point of departure (“Get in, get out. Don’t linger. Go on.”) we will explore the virtues of writing short stories, short exercises, and other short forms, and the downside of “lingering” in fiction.