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Alena Graedon, MFA

Assistant Professor

Graduate Faculty

MFA, Columbia University

B.A., Brown University

Office
Wilson Annex, 403
Phone
732-923-4769
Email
agraedon@monmouth.edu
Office Hours
Monday, 2:45 - 4:15 p.m., and by appointment.
Courses this Semester
EN 251 Creative Writing: Intro
EN 252 Creative Writing: Fiction
EN 491 Seminar in English
Regularly Taught Courses
EN 202 Literature II
EN 251 Creative Writing Intro
EN 252 Creative Writing: Fiction
EN 451 Adv Creative Writing
About

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 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 received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, The Corporation of Yaddo, The Ucross Foundation, The Jentel Artist Residency, VCCA, and The Vermont Studio Center. A native of North Carolina, Graedon is a graduate of Brown University and Columbia University’s MFA program. She has taught at Columbia and Monmouth universities, and she lives in Brooklyn, New York. https://www.alenagraedon.com/

Publications
Books

The Word Exchange (Doubleday, 2014)

Forthcoming

She is currently at work on a second novel and a collection of short stories.

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.