Lawrence Coates

lawrence coates 

Professor, English and Creative Writing

446 East Hall

Degrees and Institutions

Ph.D. English - Creative Writing, University of Utah, 1997
M.A. Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley, 1990
B.A. Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1987

Area: Creative Writing

Research Interests: Contemporary Fiction, Literature of the American West

Courses Taught

Creative Writing – Fiction
Techniques of Fiction
Pedagogy of Creative Writing
Contemporary Fiction
Imaginative Writing

Select Publications


The Goodbye House. 2015
The Garden of the World. 2012
The Master of Monterey. 2003


Camp Olvido. 2015

Short Fiction

"The Raggedy Ann Room." The Adroit Journal, 2015
"The Trombone in the Shopping Cart." Ascent, 2014
"Bats' Gulf Coast." 2014
"Lobster in the Laundromat." Lake Effect, 2014
"This Is the Place." Pacific Review, 2008
"Belmont."  Ascent, 2007
"The Garden of the World." Greensboro Review, 2003
"Eye of the Mountain" The Long Story, 2003

Work in Progress

Boom, a novel

*The Garden of the World was awarded the 2013 Nancy Dasher Award in Creative Writing, presented by the College English Association of Ohio.  

Updated: 06/27/2023 10:11AM