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Department of English

Janet Peery, Professor, Creative Writing

M.F.A. Wichita State University
B.A. Wichita State University

5012 Batten Arts & Letters
jpeery <AT> odu.edu

State Council of Higher Education Outstanding Faculty Award Winner
University Professor


  • Creative Writing (Fiction)
  • Narrative Form and Theory
  • Graduate Fiction Workshops
  • Enjoying Literature
  • Research Areas

  • Creative Writing (Fiction)
  • Narrative Form and Theory
  • Recent Publications

    Short Stories appearing in Southern Review, Shenandoah, Kenyon Review, Quarterly West, Black Warrior Review, Chattahoochee Review, Kansas Quarterly, Southwest Review, Oklahoma Today, New Virginia Review, 64 Magazine, American Short Fiction, and others.

    What the Thunder Said, St. Martin's Press, 2007

    The River Beyond the World, Picador/St. Martin's, 1996

    Alligator Dance, SMU Press, 1993

    Honors and Awards

    Best American Short Stories, 1993

    Pushcart Prize XVI & XVII, Best of the Pushcart Prize

    NEA Fellowship, 1992

    Whiting Writers Award, 1993

    Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, l994

    National Book Award Finalist for Fiction, 1996

    Guggenheim Fellowship, 1998

    Writer's Digest Magazine's 25 Fiction Writers to Watch in the Next Decade, 2000

    Book Reviews for the L.A. Times and the Washington Post