Andrew Graff, M.F.A.

Andrew GraffAssociate Professor of English
Director of Creative Writing
Hollenbeck 121

Andrew J. Graff is the author of the novel RAFT OF STARS (Ecco - HarperCollins Publishers, March 2021). His fiction and essays have appeared in Image and Dappled Things.

Andrew grew up fishing and hiking in Wisconsin's Northwoods. After a tour of duty in Afghanistan, he earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He has taught creative writing and literature at home and abroad. He can be found online at:


  • 2011 MFA, English (Fiction), University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop
  • 2009 BA, English, Magna Cum Laude, Lawrence University

Notable Achievements

  • 2022 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, awarded for fiction
  • 2022 Provost's Award for Outstanding Teaching, Wittenberg University
  • 2019 Excellence in Education recipient, Ohio Magazine
  • 2019 Jacques Maritain Prize in Nonfiction, Dappled Things
  • 2019 Featured Artist, February 2019, Image Journal
  • 2011 Clark Fisher Ansley Prize for Excellence in Fiction, University of Iowa
  • 2010 Iowa Arts Fellowship, University of Iowa
  • 2009 Phi Beta Kappa, Lawrence University
  • 2008 Diderrich Prize in Creative Writing, Lawrence University

Research & Teaching Interests

  • Creative Writing: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Contemplative Christian tradition and the Arts
  • Literary Journal Production
  • General Education Literature
  • English Composition
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