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Elizabeth Eslami Appointed Boswell Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at DePauw

July 27, 2016

Elizabeth Eslami -- an Iranian American writer of novels, essays, and short stories and winner of 2013 Ohio State University Short Fiction Prize for Hibernate -- is coming to DePauw University. Eslami will serve as the Hampton and Esther Boswell Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at DePauw during the 2016-17 academic year.

The story collection Hibernate, published by the Ohio State University Press in 2014, was also a finalist for the 2011 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Eslami also authored a 2010 novel, Bone Worship. Her essays, short stories, and travel writing have appeared most recently in The Sun and Witness, and her work is featured in the anthologies Tremors: New Fiction By Iranian American Writers; The Weeklings: Revolution 1 and Writing Off Script: Writers on the Influence of Cinema.

ectower duskEslami, who received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and her M.F.A. from the Warren Wilson College, has previously taught at Manhattanville College and Indiana University.

The Hampton and Esther Boswell Distinguished University Professorship was established with a gift from Thomas W. Boswell '66 and Cheryl K. Boswell, in memory of Mr. Boswell's parents.