Faculty & Staff

John Fulton, MFA

Associate Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts Director of MFA in Creative Writing


Areas of Expertise

Fiction Writing; The Short Story; the Novella


MFA, University of Michigan

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

John Fulton is the author of three books of fiction.  His story collection The Animal Girl was shortlisted for the Story Prize and a finalist for the Paterson Fiction Prize.  His novel More Than Enough was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and a finalist for the Midland Society of Authors Award.  His first book, Retribution, won the 2001 Southern Review Short Fiction Award for the best first collection of short stories by an American author.

His short stories have been awarded the Pushcart Prize, short listed for the O. Henry Award, and cited in the Best American Short Stories.  His work has appeared in The Southern Review, Zoetrope, The Sun, and the Oxford American, among other magazines. He has received grants and fellowships from the New York Writers Institute, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs. He is currently working on a novel.

Read samples of John Fulton's work: "Braces", "Stealing", and an interview at Boston.com.