MFA in Writing

Clint McCown / Faculty, Fiction

Clint McCown

Clint McCown’s novels include The Member-Guest (Doubleday), War Memorials (Graywolf and Houghton Mifflin), The Weatherman (Graywolf), and Haints (New Rivers Press).

He is the only two-time winner of the American Fiction Prize; other honors include the Midwest Book Award, the Society of Midland Authors Award, the S. Mariella Gable Prize, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great Writers designation, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Distinction in Literature citation from the Wisconsin Library Association, the Germaine Breé Book Award, and an Academy of American Poets Prize. The former editor of Indiana Review and the founding editor of the Beloit Fiction Journal, he served four years as general editor of the AWP Intro Journals Project. His work has appeared in more than fifty national magazines. In addition, he has published four collections of poems, and has worked as a screenwriter for Warner Bros. and as a creative consultant for HBO television. Three of his plays have been produced. He also received an Associated Press Award for Documentary Excellence for his investigations of Organized Crime. He teaches in the graduate writing program at Virginia Commonwealth University and in the Vermont College of Fine Arts low-residency MFA program.