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2012 NEW FACULTY

Josh Barkan

JOSH BARKAN

assistant professor, creative writing


Education: M.F.A., creative writing, fiction, The Iowa Writers’ Workshop, University of Iowa, 1995

Previously: instructor in creative writing, NYU; Preceptor, Department of Expository Writing, Harvard University

Expertise: fiction and memoir writing, contemporary American literature; National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowship, 2006; finalist for the Paterson Fiction Prize, 2009; Blind Speed: a novel, (Northwestern University Press/TriQuarterly Books, 2008); Before Hiroshima: The Confession of Murayama Kazuo and Other Stories, (Toby Press, 2000, reprinted by AmazonEncore Books, 2011)


“I have lived around the world: France, Japan, India, Tanzania, Kenya and Mexico.  I’ve climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro.  I like to cook, run, and more than anything I like the visual arts and good architecture.”