Trudy Lewis

Trudy Lewis
Professor
327 Tate Office Hours MWF, 3-4
573-882-1120
Areas of Study: 
Creative Writing
Women's and Gender Studies in English
Research and Teaching: 

Creative writing-fiction and women's literature

Trudy Lewis is the author of the novel The Empire Rolls (Moon City Press, 2014), the short story collection, The Bones of Garbo (Ohio State University Press, 2003), for which she was awarded the Sandstone Prize in Short Fiction, and the novel, Private Correspondences (Northwestern University Press, 1994), winner of the William Goyen Award for Fiction. Lewis's work has appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Best American Short Stories, Chelsea, Fence, Five Points, Iris, Meridian, New England Review, New Stories from the South, Third Coast, Witness, and others. Her story "Geographic Tongue" received the Lawrence Foundation Award from Prairie Schooner. Trudy is currently at work on Medusa's Bell, a science fiction novel about jellyfish and immortality. She teaches a wide variety of graduate and undergraduate courses in fiction-writing and women's and gender studies. Some recent topics have been: Energy & Generation,Story/Time, Feminist Citizenship, Migrations, Out of Character, and Metamorphoses.

Education: 

BA 1983, University of Tulsa

MA 1985,Vanderbilt University

MFA 1987, University of North Carolina-Greensboro

PhD 1992, University of Illinois-Chicago

Select Publications: 
  • "Go for the Road" Chicago Quarterlty Review (forthcoming)
  • "Kruk und Goose"  Chattahoochee Review Fall (2016) 47-63
  • "Red Earth" River Styx 96 Summer (2016): 11-24
  • "Ice Age" Natural Bridge 34 Fall (2015): 88-105
  • "Lynch" Cream City Review 39:1 Spring/Summer (2015): 43-63
  • "Temple of Pharmacy" Copper Nickel 20, Spring (2015): 93-104.
  • The Empire Rolls, Moon City Press, 2014
  • "Pelt" Meridian 33, Spring 2014, 88-103.
  • "Graze" Cold Mountain Review 42:2 (2014): 36-49.
  • "Nigerian Ale" Cimarron Review 187, Spring 2014 7-23.
  • "Blue Vase" Shenandoah Winter 2013 http://shenandoahliterary.org
  • "Mother of Animals" Drunken Boat, 2009.
  • "Show Cave" Meridian 21, May 2008: 106-11.
  • "Lazy Susan" Cream City Review 32:1 (2008):135-151 www.creamcityreview.org
  • "Homeland Hijab" Prairie Schooner Spring 2007.
  • "Old Wives' Mail" DisClosures: a journal of social theory 16 (2007).
  • "Mayweather Takes the Oath" Third Coast Spring, 2005.
  • "Limestone Diner" Best American Short Stories 2004.
  • "Queen of Karst" Southwest Review 89: 2&3 (2004)
  • "West Wind" New England Review 25: 1&2 (2004)
  • The Bones of Garbo (Ohio State University Press, 2003) www.ohiostatepress.org
  • Private Correspondences Northwestern University Press/TriQuarterly Books, 1994
Awards and Honors: 
  • Gold Chalk Award for Graduate and Professional Education, 2015
  • Graduate Mentor Award, 2009
  • Glenna Luschei Award, 2007 (Prairie Schooner)
  • Faculty-Alumni Award, 2006
  • Sandstone Prize in Fiction, 2003 (Ohio State University Press)
  • William Goyen Prize in Fiction, 1994 (TriQuarterly/Northwestern Press)