Amy Hassinger

Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

Education

  • B.A. Barnard College, Columbia University (English/Creative Writng; summa cum laude)
  • M.F.A. University of Iowa Writers' Workshop

Distinctions / Awards

  • Bronze IPPY Medalist in Best Regional Fiction, Great Lakes, 2017 (After the Dam)
  • Finalist Award in Creative Nonfiction’s “Human Face of Sustainability” Contest, 2014
  • Illinois Arts Council Finalist Award in Prose, 2006
  • 2003 Audio Book of the Year Award from ForeWord Magazine for Nina: Adolescence
  • Publisher’s Weekly 2003 Listen Up! Award for Nina: Adolescence
  • Teaching/Writing Fellow, Iowa Writers' Workshop, 2000 - 2001

Grants

  • Illinois Arts Council IAS Professional Development Grant, 2013

Courses

  • Introductory Narrative Writing
  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • The Craft of Fiction
  • Environmental Writing

Office Hours

  • Fall 2018: Mondays, 1 - 3 p.m.

Publications

Books

  • After the Dam. Los Angeles: Red Hen Press, 2016.
  • The Priest's Madonna. New York: G.P. Putnam & Sons, 2006.
  • Nina: Adolescence. New York: G.P. Putnam & Sons, 2003.

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