Full-Time Faculty Areas of Study

Faculty & Staff Alphabetical List

Samar Fitzgerald  

Office: Johnston 218
Phone: 540-568-5846
Email: fitzgesr@jmu.edu
Office Hours:

Courses: Spring 2014
Eng 393: Introduction to Creative Writing - Fiction

Specialization:
Fiction writing, modern American literature, short stories

Education:
MFA, Fiction, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008
B.A., Political Theory, Georgetown University, 1998

Journal Publications:
"Wish," Southwest Review Vol. 98, Number 4, 2013.
“Where Do You Go?” New England Review Vol. 32, No. 1, Spring 2011. Repr. 2013
          PEN/O.Henry Prize Stories (September 2013)
“Hopper’s Girl,” Story Quarterly Online Issue 44, 2011.
“You’re a Big Success,” The Carolina Quarterly Vol. 60, No. 3, Fall 2010.
“March,” The L Magazine Vol. 8, No. 15, July 21- August 3, 2010.
 “A Real Arab Salon,” Avery: An Anthology of New Fiction, Winter 2009.
“A Perfect Rotation of the Earth,” The Southern Review Volume 43:4, Autumn 2007.

Publications in Anthologies:
“Where Do You Go?” PEN/O.Henry Prize Stories 2013 (forthcoming)

Honors and Awards:
Artist Fellowship in Fiction, Virginia Commission for the Arts, 2011-2012
Nominee, Pushcart Prize, 2012
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Friends of Creative Writing Award, 2008
University of Wisconsin, Madison, August Derleth Prize in Creative Writing, 2008
Artist’s Grant and Work Exchange Financial Aid Award, Vermont Studio Center,
          Johnson, VT, Summer 2008 (declined)
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Martha Meier Renk Prize Scholarship, Summer 2007
Edenfred Day Fellow, Edenfred artists’ retreat, Madison, WI, Summer 2007
Wesleyan Scholarship, Wesleyan Writers’ Conference, Wesleyan, CT,
          June 2006                      
Fiction Scholarship, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, St. Helena, CA, July 2005


   
.
James Madison University JMU English Department
Keezell Room 215
P: 540-568-6170
F: 540-568-2983

JMU Web Privacy Statement

© James Madison University Department of English - All Rights Reserved