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Gabriel Fielding
Winter 2013

As his books come back in print, a new portrait of author and longtime WSU English professor Gabriel Fielding adorns the wall of Avery Hall's Bundy Reading Room.


Categories: Literature, WSU faculty
Tags: Gabriel Fielding, Authors


Patrick Rothfuss ’02—World Builder
Spring 2013

Life’s a fantasy for best-selling author Patrick Rothfuss. He invites us into his worlds, one real and one of his own invention.


Categories: Literature, Alumni, Fiction
Tags: Fantasy, Authors, Philanthropy


The Storyteller—Patrick McManus ’56, ’59 MA
Summer 2011

Patrick McManus’s comic formula depends on his creation of a world of oddly named characters with generous and adventurous souls. And a markedly different perspective. “As far back as I can remember,” he writes, “I have seen funny. What may horrify normal people may strike me as hilarious.”


Categories: Alumni, Literature
Tags: Humor, Authors, Outdoors, Fishing, Hunting


Buddy Levy: Historical investigator
Summer 2011
In a fabulously snide review of the first episode of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel, a reviewer for The New York Times refers to investigator Buddy Levy, “who could be a bus driver but who is in fact an English professor at W...
Categories: History
Tags: Authors, Television programs, Exploration, Conquistadors


Desperately Seeking Sherman
Spring 2010
Although his work is increasingly ubiquitous, the writer Sherman Alexie ’94 is a little harder to pin down. Our correspondent is undaunted.
Categories: Literature, Alumni
Tags: Native Americans, Authors, Writers


Laurie Carlson: Doing the things she likes
Fall 2006
On the 90-minute commute from Cheney to Pullman to attend graduate school, Laurie Carlson's eyes often strayed from the road to the cows grazing the rolling hills of the Palouse.Carlson, who was completing her Ph.D. in history at Washington State ...
Categories: Literature, Alumni
Tags: Cattle, Authors


Poor farm kid makes good
Spring 2004
Sherman Alexie likes to remind people that attending Washington State University presented him with a real challenge. As a Spokane Indian, a liberal, and a writer, he did not fit the prevalent mold of students attending WSU in the late 1980s and e...
Categories: Literature
Tags: Books, Authors


Alex Kuo wins American Book Award
Fall 2002
Alex Kuo’s Lipstick and Other Stories has won him the honor of the American Book Award. Kuo is Washington State University’s first writer-in-residence and chair of the Comparative American Cultures Program (CAC) and an English department facul...
Categories: WSU faculty, Awards and honors
Tags: Authors