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Megan Giddings

Antioch University Los Angeles

Megan Giddings is a fiction writer from the Midwest. Her short stories have been recently published in Catapult, The Iowa Review, The Southeast Review, and Story. Megan’s debut novel, Lakewood, was an NPR Best Books of 2020, one of New York Magazne‘s 10 Best Books of 2020, and was a nominee for two NAACP Image Awards. In manuscript form, it was a recipient of a Barbara Deming Award for feminist fiction. Her second novel, The Women Could Fly, is forthcoming from Amistad. More about her can be found at www.megangiddings.com

Educational History

Indiana University (Bloomington, IN)                                           2013-2016
Fiction MFA

University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)                                        2003-2007
Creative Writing and Literature BA

  • Lakewood: A Novel. (March 24, 2020). HarperCollins/Amistad.
  • Forward: 21st Century Flash Fiction: An Anthology of Flash Fiction by Writers of Color. (March 2019). Aforementioned Productions. Editor.
  • LA Times Ray Bradbury Book Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction Finalist for Lakewood, March 2021
  • NAACP Image Award Nomination for Outstanding Literary Work–Debut for Lakewood, March 2021
  • NAACP Image Award Nomination for Outstanding Literary Work–Fiction for Lakewood, March 2021
Megan Giddings

Visiting Faculty,

MFA in Creative Writing

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