Interview with new Creative Writing Professor Jeffrey Allen

March 4, 2016

Jeffery Allen, the newest professor in the English Department's Creative Writing Program, talked to UVA Today about writing, teaching, and traveling.

Allen is the author of three works of fiction: the acclaimed 2014 novel Song of the Shank, nominated for the Dublin Literary Prize; the celebrated novel Rails Under My Back, which won the Chicago Tribune’s 2000 Heartland Prize for Fiction; and a short story collection, Holding Pattern. He has also published two volumes of poetry, Stellar Places and Harbors and Spirits, plus a range of essays and reviews. A recent recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, Allen has an essay about the Black Lives Matter movement forthcoming in April in The Evergreen Review

Jeffery Allen