Paul Griner


Paul Griner, a former Fulbright Scholar, is the author of the short story collection Follow Me (Random House), a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers pick, and the novels Collectors (Picador) and The German Woman (Harcourt). His work has been published in Tin House, One Story, Ploughshares, Playboy, Zoetrope, The Telegraph of India, and many other magazines, journals, and anthologies, and has been translated into a half dozen languages, and his collection of stories Hurry Please, I Want To Know, will be published next year by Sarabande.

He is the recipient of UofL’s Outstanding Teaching Awards at both the college and university levels as well as well as the Graduate School’s Outstanding Mentor Award.  He has a BA in History from the University of New Hampshire, an MA in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard, and an MA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University.

English Courses Recently Taught:

ENGL 202: Introduction to Creative Writing

ENGL 250: Introduction to Literature

ENGL 304: Creative Non-Fiction

ENGL 305: Intermediate Creative Writing Workshop

ENGL 403:Advanced Creative Writing

ENGL 504: Advanced Creative Writing II

ENGL 606: Creative Writing I

Educational Background:

  • MA Creative Writing, Syracuse University
  • MA Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
  • BA History, University of New Hampshire

Teaching Areas:

  • Creative Writing
  • Literature

Research Interests:

  • Creative Writing: Fiction (Novel and short story), creative non-fiction, poetry.
  • The development of the short story in Europe, America and Latin America
  • Latin-American poetry and prose
  • The literature of Nature