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James Wilcox

Jim Wilcox

Director of Creative Writing
MacCurdy Distinguished Professor of English
Department of English
LSU College Humanities & Social Sciences

What was your previous position and where?

I taught at Mississippi State University before coming to LSU. I was a visiting writer there.

What brought you to LSU?

I wanted to teach at LSU because it has such a distinguished MFA program, with so many celebrated, award-winning writers on the faculty.

What is your research interest?

I’m a fiction writer.

What do you hope to accomplish at LSU?

I hope to be a part of my colleagues’ efforts to make LSU not only outstanding in its undergraduate creative writing concentration, but also to make our MFA program one of the best in the nation.

What do you enjoy most about LSU?

LSU is filled with outstanding, talented faculty and students.

What are your major accomplishments?

I have written nine novels.


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