Adam Johnson

Phil and Penny Knight Professor of Creative Writing
B.A, Arizona State University, Journalism (1992)
M.A, McNeese State University, English (1996)
M.F.A, McNeese State University, Creative Writing, Fiction (1996)
Ph.D., Florida State University, English (2000)
Adam Johnson

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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