Liza Wieland

Title: Professor
Office: Erwin 317
Phone: 252.328.5564
E-Mail: wielandl@ecu.edu


Liza Wieland is the author of eight books: three collections of short fiction, Quickening (2011), You Can Sleep While I Drive (1999) and Discovering America, (1994) four novels, Land of Enchantment (2015), 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.


B.A. Harvard University 
M.A. Columbia University 
Ph.D. Columbia University 

Research Interests

Creative Writing
Contemporary British and American Novel
Emily Dickinson

Courses Taught

ENGL 6880: Directed Readings In Creative Writing
ENGL 6865: Special Topics Seminar in Creative Writing
ENGL 5850: Advanced Fiction Writing
ENGL 3850: Introduction to Fiction Writing
ENGL 3815: Introduction to Creative Writing
ENGL 3410: Introduction to Poetry
ENGL 2000: Interpreting Literature
ENGL 1100: Foundations of College Writing
ENGL 1000: Appreciating Literature

Selected Publications and Presentations

Land of Enchantment. Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY, 2015 (novel)

The State of Things radio program, WUNC, March 24, 2015

“Lie Near” in The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume VII: North Carolina, Texas Review Press,
Huntsville, TX, Fall 2014

“The Polygamist’s Daughter” in Cutbank: 40 Years, University of Montana Press, Missoula, Montana, 2013.

“Greenville City Portrait” in Our State, May 2016

“Renewal” in Blackbird, December 2015

"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" 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, February 3, 2011

“Beyond Psychobabble: Finding Effective Language for Workshop Critiques,” Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference, Washington DC,  February 3, 2011

“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, vol. 1, number 30, Spring 2008

“Slip, Out, Back, Here” vol Prize 2007. inBridport & Company, Sansom, England, 2007

“Preserved in Salt: How Chippenham Live! and Egyptology Are Saving My Marriage” in Why I Am Still Married, Karen Emeril and Jean Propp, Trounstine. Hudson Street Press, New York, 2006

“Upon the Flooding of Our House” in The Georgia Review, Athens, GA, Winter 2004

Website links

Graduate Creative Writing Program