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Adam Johnson

Professor
Phil and Penny Knight Professor of Creative Writing
Ph.D. English, Florida State University, 2001
At Stanford Since: 
1999

About

Adam Johnson is a Professor of English with emphasis in creative writing at Stanford University. Winner of a Whiting Award and Fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Academy in Berlin, he is the author of several books, including Fortune Smiles, which won the 2015 National Book Award, and the novel The Orphan Master’s Son, which was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. His fiction has appeared in Esquire, GQ, Playboy, Harper's Magazine, Granta, Tin House and The Best American Short Stories. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages. 

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Nov 18 2015 | Stanford News
Adam Johnson, Pulitzer Prize winner for The Orphan Master's Son, won the 2015 National Book Award for Fiction with Fortune Smiles: Stories.