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Stephanie Grant Assoc Professor Department of Literature

Additional Positions at AU
Director, MFA Program
MA, English/Creative Writing, New York University, New York, NY
BA, French Literature, Wesleyan University

Languages Spoken
Stephanie Grant is an author of fiction and creative nonfiction. She has written two novels, The Passion of Alice (Houghton Mifflin 1995) and Map of Ireland (Scribner 2008) and several short stories. Her first non-fiction book is Disgust: A Memoir, Scuppernong Editions, November 2021. Other creative nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Lithub.
See Also
AU MFA Program
Stephanie Grant's Website
Literature Department
For the Media
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Fall 2024

  • LIT-403 Creative Writing: Nonfiction

  • LIT-700 Advanced Fiction Workshop

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Work In Progress

  • "The Feeling Wheel," creative nonfiction

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • Individual Artist Fellowship, Ohio Arts Council, 2003
  • Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Award, December 1999
  • Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award, September 1999
  • Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Award, May 1999
  • Creative Writing Fellow, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) 1998

Selected Publications


  • Disgust: A Memoir, Scuppernong Editions, 2021
  • Map of Ireland, a novel, 2008, Scribner
  • The Passion of Alice, a novel, 1995, Houghton Mifflin; paperback, Bantam 1996

Short Fiction

  • "Into the River Again," Narrative Magazine, Winter 2015
  • "Best Man", Narrative Magazine, Spring 2013
  • "Bow Woman," in Central Ohio Writing, Spring/Summer 2002
  • "The Map of Ireland," excerpted in Cabbage and Bones: An Anthology of Irish -American Women's Fiction, Henry Holt, 1997
  • "Posting-Up," in Tasting Life twice: Literary Lesbian Fiction By New American Writers, June 1995, Avon/Morrow; Reprinted in Full Court: A Literary Anthology of Basketball, 1996, Breakaway Books; Reprinted in A Whole Other Ballgame: Women Writing Women's Sports, September 1997, Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Reprinted in Reading Women's Lives, September 1998, Simon & Schuster.

Short Nonfiction

  • Disgust: On the Uses and Abuses of the Most Difficult Emotion” Lithub, October 7, 2021
  • “Why My Daughter Got (Temporarily) Married at 13.” Modern Love Column, The New York Times Sunday Style Section, August 29, 2021
  • “How I Spent my Summer Vacation: With Ferrante and Knausgaard,” in Lithub, September 7, 2016
  • "Postpartum," The New Yorker, December 2015
  • “The Rules of Engagement,” in Lincoln Center Review (LCT), Fall 2015, No. 66: 7-8
  • "Beyond Biology," in Maybe Baby: 28 Writers Tell the Truth About Skepticism, Infertility, Baby Lust, Childlessness and How They Made the Most Difficult Decision of Their Lives, HarperCollins, April 2006

Review Essays

  • Review of The Law of Enclosures, Dale Peck, The Voice Literary Supplement, March 1996



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