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Melissa Scholes Young Associate Professor Literature

Degrees
BA, MA, MFA

Bio
Melissa Scholes Young is the author of the novels The Hive and Flood, and editor of Grace in Darkness and Furious Gravity, two anthologies by women writers. She is a contributing editor at Fiction Writers Review, and her work has appeared in the Atlantic, Ms., The Believer, Washington Post, Poets & Writers, Ploughshares, Literary Hub and elsewhere. She has been the recipient of the Bread Loaf Bakeless Camargo Foundation Residency Fellowship and the Center for Mark Twain Studies' Quarry Farm Fellowship. Born and raised in Hannibal, Missouri, she is now an associate professor in Literature at American University.
See Also
Melissa Scholes Young's website
For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

Teaching

Fall 2021

  • LIT-215 Writers in Print/Person

  • LIT-215 Writers in Print/Person

  • LIT-400 Creative Writing: Fiction

AU Experts

Area of Expertise

Creative writing, rural literature, anthologies, book to film adaptations, rural-urban divide, Midwestern literature, Mark Twain studies, family business, class in America, Mississippi River culture, survivalist communities, women writers, book critics

Additional Information

Melissa Scholes Young is the author of the novels The Hive and Flood, and editor of Grace in Darkness and Furious Gravity, two anthologies by women writers. She is a contributing editor at Fiction Writers Review, and her work has appeared in the Atlantic, Ms., The Believer, Washington Post, Poets & Writers, Ploughshares, Literary Hub, and elsewhere. She has been the recipient of the Bread Loaf Bakeless Camargo Foundation Residency Fellowship and the Center for Mark Twain Studies' Quarry Farm Fellowship. She was born and raised in Hannibal, Missouri.

For the Media

To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

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