Margot Singer

Margot Singer

Professor (English/Creative Writing)
Director of the Lisska Center for Scholarly Engagement
Position Type
- Present
English/Creative Writing, Narrative Journalism Concentration, The Lisska Center for Scholarly Engagement

Margot Singer teaches courses in creative writing and literature, with a specialty in fiction and creative nonfiction writing. In 2018, she was recognized with Denison’s Bonar Family Mentorship and Teaching Award.

Singer is the author of a novel, Underground Fugue (Melville House, 2017) as well as a book of linked stories, The Pale of Settlement (University of Georgia Press, 2007), which won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. Singer is also the co-editor of Bending Genre: Essays on Creative Nonfiction (Bloomsbury, 2013), a compilation of critical essays.

Her stories and essays have appeared in many literary magazines, including The Kenyon Review, Conjunctions, The Gettysburg Review, Shenandoah, The Normal School, The Sun, and many others.

She has received the Edward Lewis Wallant Prize for Jewish Fiction, the James Jones First Novel Fellowship, the Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers, the Reform Judaism Prize for Jewish Fiction, the Thomas H. Carter Award for the Essay, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in prose.

Singer directs the Reynolds Young Writers Workshop, Denison’s summer creative writing program for high school writers.

A.B., Harvard University; M.Phil., Oxford University; Ph.D., University of Utah


Honors & Awards
  • Dominic Consolo Endowed Professorship, 2012-17
  • Bosler Endowed Faculty Fellowship, 2008-11