Trudy Lewis

Trudy Lewis
327 Tate Hall

BA 1983, University of Tulsa

MA 1985,Vanderbilt University

MFA 1987, University of North Carolina-Greensboro

PhD 1992, University of Illinois-Chicago

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 FestZero a speculative novel about erasing identity. 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, Autofiction, Shape-Shifters, and Metamorphoses.

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)

Selected Publications

"Morado." New England Review (forthcoming)

"Nullite." Nelle (forthcoming)

"Quercus Alba." Cimarron Review (forthcoming)

"FestZero." South Dakota Review (forthcoming)

"Wave." Potomac Review (Fall 2022): 103-118.

"Earache" North Dakota Review 88/3/4 (Fall/Winter 2021): 216-225.

"Rambling House" Solstice (Spring 2021)

"Like Butter" Laurel Review 53:2 (Spring 2021): 16-29.

"Kroll Opera, 1933" Pembroke Magazine (forthcoming, Winter 2021)

"Night Music" Oyster River Pages August (2020)

"Villa Medusa" Southern Humanities Review Winter (2020)

"Reverse Engineer" Hotel Amerika (2020)

"Go for the Road" Chicago Quarterly Review (2019)

"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

"Mother of Animals" Drunken Boat, 2009.

"Show Cave" Meridian 21, May 2008: 106-11.

"Lazy Susan" Cream City Review 32:1 (2008):135-151

"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)

Private Correspondences Northwestern University Press/TriQuarterly Books, 1994