Garth Risk Hallberg

BA, Washington University in St. Louis. MFA, New York University. Author of the novel City on Fire, forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf, and the novella A Field Guide to the North American Family; anthologized in Best New American Voices 2008, Best of the Web 2008, The Late American Novel; stories and essays published in The New York Times Magazine and Book Review, Prairie Schooner, Glimmer Train, New York Magazine, CanteenSlate, The Pinch, The Los Angeles Times; The Millions (contributing editor); National Book Critics Circle Balakian Prize finalist (2011 and 2012); 2008 New York Foundation for the Arts fellow in fiction.

Graduate program: MFA Writing Program

Courses taught in MFA Writing Program

Courses from previous years

  • The Nature and Purpose of Drama
  • Fiction Workshop: The Novel
  • The Craft of Fiction: Finding the Drama

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