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Valerie Laken

Associate Professor
 (414) 229-5043
 Curtin Hall 568

Degrees:

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:

Laken, Valerie K. Separate Kingdoms. Harper Perennial, 2011.
Laken, Valerie K. Dream House. HarperCollins, 2009.

Stories and articles

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

Awards

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