Prof. Valerie Laken

Valerie Laken, Assistant Professor

phone: 414-229-5043
office: Curtin Hall 568


MFA, Creative Writing, University of Michigan
MA, Slavic Languages & Literatures, University of Michigan
BA, English and Russian, University of Iowa

Teaching Interests:

Creative Writing - Fiction and Creative Nonfiction
Contemporary American Literature
Creative Writing Pedagogy
Disability Studies in Literature

Recent Publications:

Dream House, HarperCollins, 2009
Separate Kingdoms, Harper Perennial, 2011

Stories and articles
Ploughshares, Antioch Review, The Chicago Tribune, The Missouri Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Meridian, Alaska Quarterly Review, and elsewhere.

Pushcart Prize
The Missouri Review Editors' Prize
Honorable Mention in the Best American Short Stories

Dream House    Dream House paperback edition   Separate Kingdoms