MFA in Writing & Publishing (Residential)

Julianna Baggott / Faculty Director / Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Screenwriting

Julianna Baggott

Julianna Baggott is the author of over twenty books published under her own name and multiple pen names.

The New York Times Book Review has chosen two of her recent novels for their list of 100 Notable Books of the Year -- post-apocalyptic dystopian thriller and winner of an ALA Alex Award, Pure, and her historical novel, Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders. Baggott’s work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Modern Love column, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The International Herald Tribune, Best Creative Nonfiction, Best American Poetry, Poetry, The American Poetry Review, and has been read on NPR’s Here and Now, Talk of the Nation, and All Things Considered.

Her essays, stories, and poems are highly anthologized; there are over one hundred overseas editions of her novels to date. Baggott also has an acclaimed career as a poet; her fourth collection, Instructions: Abject & Fuming, was published this year. She has held the Jenks Chair of Contemporary American Letters at the College of the Holy Cross and was an associate professor in the Creative Writing Program at Florida State University.

In addition to her role as Faculty Director at VCFA's Writing and Publishing Program, she works with graduate screenwriting students at the FSU Film School.