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Alena B. Graedon, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor

Graduate Faculty

Career Advising Mentor


Department
English
Office
The Great Hall Annex 403
Phone
732-923-4769
Email
agraedon@monmouth.edu
Office Hours
Monday, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.; and by appointment.

Alena B. Graedon, M.F.A.

Alena Graedon’s first novel, The Word Exchange, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and Paperback Row pick, and selected as a best novel of 2014 by Kirkus, Electric Literature, and Tor. It has been translated into eight languages. Graedon’s nonfiction has been published in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times Book Review, newyorker.com, The Believer magazine, and Guernica, among other places, and her short fiction has appeared in VICE magazine. Graedon has twice received fellowships from MacDowell, as well as from The Corporation of Yaddo, The Ucross Foundation, The Jentel Artist Residency, The Lighthouse Works, VCCA, and The Vermont Studio Center.

Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers

Education

M.F.A., Columbia University

B.A., Brown University

Publications

Books

The Word Exchange (Doubleday, 2014).

Forthcoming

She is currently at work on a second novel, provisionally titled Spitfire, and a collection of short stories, Survivalists.

Professional Associations

PEN America

Additional Information

Graedon’s nonfiction has been published in The Believer, Guernica, The New York Times Book Review, Postroad, and elsewhere.

Courses