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Marian Crotty

Associate Professor
Marian Crotty


Marian Crotty is the author of What Counts as Love, which was longlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize and won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Award. Her fiction has appeared in literary journals such as The Kenyon Review, The Alaska Quarterly Review, and The Southern Review as well as Best American Short Stories 2020. Her essays, two of which have been listed as notable essays for the Best American Essays series, have appeared in journals such as The Gettysburg Review, The New England Review, and Electric Literature. She is an assistant editor at The Common, a literary journal based in Amherst, Massachusetts that publishes writing with a strong sense of place. Her hobbies include reading and hiking with family. 


  • Florida State University, Ph.D.
  • Arizona State University, M.F.A.

Courses Taught

  • WR100 Effective Writing    
  • WR200 Intro to Creative Nonfiction   
  • WR230 Intro to Poetry and Fiction
  • WR355 Travel Writing
  • WR385 Special Topics in Creative Writing: Reading Like a Writer (Short Fiction)
  • WR385 Special Topics in Creative Writing: Reading Like a Writer (Writing about Place)
  • Writing Fiction


  • “Love at a Distance,” The Gettysburg Review, Vol. 27, No. 3 (Fall 2014)
  • “It’s New Year’s Eve, and This Is Dubai,” New England Review, Vol. 34, No. 2 (Fall 2013)