Office of Historical Corrections

Visiting Hurst Professor - Danielle Evans

Washington University Department of English is pleased to welcome Danielle Evans as a Visiting Hurst Professor the first week of October 2022. Reading and Craft Lecture will be hosted in Duncker Hall Hurst Lounge.

See the full event poster HERE.

Craft Lecture: Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 8:00 pm
Reading: Thursday, Oct. 6 at 8:00 pm
Hurst Lounge, Duncker Hall Rm. 201
ReadingĀ followed by Reception and Book Sale

Danielle Evans is the author of the story collections The Office of Historical Corrections and Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self. Her first collection won the PEN American Robert W. Bingham Prize, the Hurston-Wright award for fiction, and the Paterson Prize for fiction; her second won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize and The Bridge Book Award and was a finalist for The Aspen Prize, The Story Prize, and The LA Times Book prize for fiction. She is the 2021 winner of The New Literary Project Joyce Carol Oates Prize, a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts fellow, and a 2011 National Book Foundation 5 under 35 honoree. Her stories have appeared in magazines including The Paris Review, A Public Space, American Short Fiction, Callaloo, The Sewanee Review, and Phoebe, and have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2008, 2010, 2017, and 2018, and in New Stories From The South.

She received an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers Workshop, previously taught creative writing at American University in Washington DC and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and currently teaches in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.

Learn more about Danielle Evans on her website here.