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Stephanie Grant

Assistant Professor
Department of Literature

  • Stephanie Grant is the author of two novels, The Passion of Alice (Houghton Mifflin 1995) and Map of Ireland (Scribner 2008). Her work has received many grants and awards, including a Rona Jaffee Foundation Award, a Ludwig Vogelstein Award and an NEA fellowship. She is currently at work on Home Equity, a novel about contemporary marriage and debt.
  • Degrees

    MA, English/Creative Writing, New York University, New York, NY
    BA, French Literature, Wesleyan University
  • Languages Spoken:


  • CAS - Literature
  • Battelle Tompkins - 215

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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications


  • Map of Ireland, a novel, March 2008, Scribner
  • The Passion of Alice, a novel, October 1995, Houghton Mifflin; paperback, Bantam 1996

Short Fiction

  • "Bow Woman," in Central Ohio Writing, Spring/Summer 2002
  • "The Map of Ireland," excerpted in Cabbage and Bones: An Anthology of Irish -American Women's Fiction, September 1997, Henry Holt
  • "Posting-Up," in Tasting Life twice: Literary Lesbian Fiction By New American Writers, June 1995, Avon/Morrow; Reprinted in Full Court: A Literary Anthology of Basketball, 1996, Breakaway Books; Reprinted in A Whole Other Ballgame: Women Writing Women's Sports, September 1997, Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Reprinted in Reading Women's Lives, September 1998, Simon & Schuster.


  • "Beyond Biology," in Maybe Baby: 28 Writers Tell the Truth About Skepticism, Infertility, Baby Lust, Childlessness and How They Made the Most Difficult Decision of Their Lives, HarperCollins, April 2006
  • "Playing for Keeps," MAMM Magazine, January 2000
  • "The Ex-Files," OUT Magazine, August 1997
  • "Last Willful Testament," OUT Magazine, December 1996

Review Essays

  • Review of The Law of Enclosures, Dale Peck, The Voice Literary Supplement, March 1996

Work In Progress

  • Home Equity, a novel
  • "Edna's Daughter," an essay

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • Individual Artist Fellowship, Ohio Arts Council, 2003
  • Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Award, December 1999
  • Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award, September 1999
  • Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Award, May 1999
  • Creative Writing Fellow, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) 1998
  • Long List, Orange Prize for Women Writers, Great Britian, 1996
  • Nomination, Lambda Award for Best Lesbian Fiction, 1995
  • Revson Fellowship, Columbia University, 1992-93