A.B. from Harvard University, 1984
M.Phil. from Oxford University, 1986
Ph.D. from University of Utah, 2005
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Margot Singer teaches courses in creative writing and literature, with a specialty in fiction and creative nonfiction writing. She currently holds the Dominick Consolo Endowed Professorship.
Singer is the author of a book of linked stories, The Pale of Settlement (University of Georgia Press, 2007), which won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Singer is also the co-editor of Bending Genre: Essays on Creative Nonfiction (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013), a compilation of critical essays.
Her stories and essays have appeared in a range of literary magazines, including: The Kenyon Review, Conjunctions, The Gettysburg Review, Shenandoah, The Normal School, The Sun, and many others. Her honors include the Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers, the Reform Judaism Prize for Jewish Fiction, the Thomas H. Carter Award for the Essay, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in prose.
Singer directs the Creative Writing Program as well as the Reynolds Young Writers Workshop, Denison's summer creative writing program for high school writers.