Liza Wieland is the author of seven books: three collections of short fiction, Quickening (2011), You Can Sleep While I Drive (1999) and Discovering America, (1994) three novels, A Watch of Nightingales, (2009) Bombshell (2001) and The Names of the Lost (1992), as well as a volume of poems, Near Alcatraz. (2005). She has won, two Pushcart Prizes, the Michigan Literary Fiction Prize, a Bridport Prize in the UK, and fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, The North Carolina Arts Council and the Christopher Isherwood Foundation.She has recently been awarded a second fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council.
Primary Areas of Research/Teaching
Contemporary British and American Novel
Selected Publications and Presentations
6880: Directed Readings In Creative Writing
6865: Special Topics Seminar in Creative Writing
5850: Advanced Fiction Writing
3850: Introduction to Fiction Writing
3815: Introduction to Creative Writing
3410: Introduction to Poetry
2000: Interpreting Literature
1000: Appreciating Literature
"Gone to Croatan" in Literary Trails of Eastern North Carolina, Georgann Eubanks, ed. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2013.
"Ship on Fire" forthcoming in Passages North, fall 2013
"The Columbus School for Girls” in Stories Wanting Only To Be Heard: Six Decades of Fiction from The Georgia Review. Athens, Ga: University of Georgia Press. 2012
“A Convenient Truth: Writing and Teaching Eco-Fiction” Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference, Washington DC, (Feb. 3, 2011)
“Beyond Psychobabble: Finding Effective Language for Workshop Critiques,” Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference, Washington DC, ( Feb. 3, 2011)
“Apparition” Sou’wester Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL vol. 38 number1 fall 2009
“Body and Engine” The Normal School California State University, Fresno vol. 2, issue 2 fall 2009
“Quickening” New South Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA vol. 2 number 2 fall 2009
“Nightingale” Indiana Review no. 30 vol 1 spring 2008
“Slip, Out, Back, Here” inBridport Prize 2007. Sansom & Company, Chippenham, England, 2007.
“Preserved in Salt: How Emeril Live! and Egyptology Are Saving My Marriage” in Why I Am Still Married, Karen Propp and Jean Trounstine, eds. Hudson Street Press, New York, 2006.
“Upon the Flooding of Our House” The Georgia Review,. Athens, GA vol. LVIII no. 4 winter 2004
Graduate Creative Writing Program