Ian Stansel

Associate Professor & Director of Creative Writing


Ian Stansel (Director of Creative Writing) is the author of a novel, The Last Cowboys of San Geronimo (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017), named a best book of the year by Amazon, and two collections of stories: Glossary for the End of Days (Acre Books, 2020) and Everybody's Irish (FiveChapters, 2013), a finalist for the PEN/Bingham prize for debut fiction. His short fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals, including Ploughshares, Crazyhorse, Bennington Review, Joyland, Ecotone, Cincinnati Review, and Antioch Review, among others. His nonfiction has appeared in Poets & Writers, CutBank, Salon and elsewhere. He holds an M.F.A. in fiction writing from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a Ph.D. in literature and creative writing from the University of Houston.