Lawrence Coates

lawrence coates

 

Professor, English and Creative Writing

419-372-2111
coatesl@bgsu.edu 
446 East Hall

www.lawrencecoates.com

 

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

Novels

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

Novellas

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.