Wright, Elizabeth D. (Lili), MFA
Professor of English and Associate Chair of the English Department
Lili Wright’s first novel, Dancing with the Tiger, a literary thriller set in Mexico, will be published by Putnam/Penguin on July 12, 2016. She is also author of the travel memoir, Learning to Float (Broadway, 2002.) Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Down East, The Cincinnati Review, The Normal School, Cream City Review, and other publications. She was a newspaper reporter for ten years before earning her MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University. While living in New York City, she taught at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism and wrote for ABC's "Good Morning America." At DePauw, she teaches creative writing and journalism.