Christopher McCormick, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor | Creative Writing

Address: 207I Armstrong Hall (AH 207I)
Phone: (507) 389-5500


  • M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan
  • B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley

Chris McCormick is the author of Desert Boys, winner of the American Library Assocation’s 2017 Stonewall Book Award—Barbara Gittings Literature Award. His essays and stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Tin House, Ploughshares, and The Offing. He grew up on the California side of the Mojave Desert, and earned his BA from the University of California, Berkeley. After teaching literature and academic inquiry at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he earned his MFA and won two Hopwood Awards, he’s now an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Minnesota State University, Mankato. His second book and debut novel, The Gimmicks, is forthcoming from Harper in 2020.

Recent Publications:
The Gimmicks, a novel published by Harper in 2020.

Desert Boys, a collection of stories published by Picador in 2016. 


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