David Schuman

David Schuman

Director of Creative Writing
Teaching Professor in English
Pronouns: he/him
research interests:
  • Fiction Writing
  • Non-Fiction Writing
  • Microfiction
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    • Washington University
      CB 1122
      One Brookings Drive
      St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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    David Schuman currently directs the MFA program and coordinates the creative writing concentration for undergraduate English majors.

    Schuman’s fiction, nonfiction and reviews have appeared in CatapultFence, JoylandMissouri Review, Conjunctions, Black Warrior Review, The Rumpus and many other publications. His work has been anthologized, most recently in Walking on Lava: Selected Works for Uncivilized Times, published by the Dark Mountain Project. He has been awarded a Pushcart Prize and his story, “Stay,” was listed as a distinguished story in Best American Short Stories. He was recently awarded a MacDowell fellowship.  Schuman's prose chapbook, Best Men, is published by Tammy Press. He teaches a range of fiction and nonfiction courses, including The Short-Short, Sudden Fiction and Microfiction and Stories in the Suburbs.

      Hold That Thought Podcast

      The Non-sense of art

      Fiction writer David Schuman wrestles with the unnamable and calls upon other writers and artists who have shared his fascination with what he calls 'the Void.'