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Reading Fiction Faculty
Jacob M. Appel is the author of the novels The Biology of Luck (Elephant Rock Books) and The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up (Cargo Publishing), the short-story collection Scouting For The Reaper (Black Lawrence Press), and the essay collection Phoning Home (University of South Carolina Press). His short fiction has appeared in numerous literary magazines, including Literal LatteAgni, Colorado ReviewNebraska ReviewBoston ReviewBuffalo SpreeGreen Mountains ReviewGreensboro Review, and StoryQuarterly. He has won the Dundee International Book Award, the Sherwood Anderson Foundation Writer's Award, the Arts & Letters Prize for Fiction, the Dana Award, and an Elizabeth George Fellowship, among many others. He has taught at Brown University, Columbia University, and the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. He holds a BA and MA from Brown University, an MA and an MPhil from Columbia University, a JD from Harvard, and an MFA in Creative Writing from NYU. Also Teaches:  Fiction Writing  
Ryan Bartelmay is the author of the novel Onward Toward What We're Going Toward (Ig Publishing, 2013). He has published work in Boulevard, Phoebe, Greensboro Review, Sycamore Review, and The Believer, and he won Boulevard's Emerging Writer's Award. He served as the fiction co-editor and managing editor at Columbia: A Journal of Literature & Art and has taught at Columbia University and Kendall College. He holds a BA from the University of Iowa and an MFA in Fiction from Columbia University. Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101  
Alex Mindt is the author of the short story collection Male of the Species (Delphinium/HarperCollins), and he has published fiction in the Missouri ReviewFictionConfrontation, the Literary Review, and The Sun. His plays have been produced in Seattle and Los Angeles, and he is an award winning filmmaker and screenwriter.  He has taught at Long Island University, Adelphi University, and Columbia University. He holds a BA from the University of Iowa and an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University.  
Also Teaches:  Character Development   The Writer's Mind  
Lisa Reardon is the author of the novels The Mercy Killers (Counterpoint Press), Blameless (Random House), and Billy Dead (Viking), which was named one of 20 Top First Novels by Booklist. She has also written numerous plays which have been produced throughout the country. She has taught at the Circle Repertory School, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Division of Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center. She holds a BA from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Playwriting from Yale. Also Teaches:  Fiction Writing   Novel Writing  
Brandi Reissenweber has published fiction in North Dakota Quarterly, Aspects, and Rattapallax, and she authored the chapter on Character in Writing Fiction (Bloomsbury USA), part of GWW's series of writing guides. She served as an assistant editor with Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope: All Story and as an editor at Washington Square. She has taught at NYU, St. John's University, Borough of Manhattan Community College, SafeSpace, New York Hospital, and Il Chiostro in Italy. She holds a BA from Purdue University and an MFA in Fiction Writing from NYU.
Emily Taylor has published fiction in Inkwell, Crate, Baltimore Review, Green Mountains Review, Lost, and Hobart, and she served as the prose editor for LIT. She holds a BA from Colgate and an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School. Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101   Fiction Writing  

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