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University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst

English Department

Faculty Profiles: Edie Meidav


Contact Information:
279 Bartlett Hall
Amherst, MA 0l003
p: 413-545-1929
f: 413-545-3880

Assistant Professor

Educated at Yale, B.A. English Literature 1988; Mills College, M.F.A. American Literature/Creative Writing, 1993

Meidavis the author of the novels The Far Field: A Novel of Ceylon, Crawl Space, and Lola, California. Her work has received various citations, including Fulbright, Lannan, and Howard fellowships, Editors' Picks by the New York Times, the Kafka award for best novel by an American woman, and the Bard Fiction Prize, among others. Former director of the MFA program at New College of California on Valencia Street, she also taught at The New School for Social Research and Bard College. More information on her work is at

Areas of Specialization: American Literature, Colonial, Postcolonial, & Transnational Studies, Creative Writing, Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, 20th Century and Contemporary Literature