Margot Singer

Margot Singer

Associate Professor
Director of the Lisska Center for Scholarly Engagement
Position Type 
2005 - 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. She currently holds the Dominick Consolo Endowed Professorship.

Singer is the author of a forthcoming 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. Her honors include 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