Elise Juska is a writer of novels,
nonfiction, and short fiction that has appeared in numerous publications
including Ploughshares, The Gettysburg Review, Harvard Review, American
Literary Review, Salmagundi, Black Warrior Review, The Seattle Review, Colorado
Review, The Carolina Quarterly and The Hudson Review. Her story
"The Way I Saw The World Then" was published in The Missouri
Review and cited as distinguished by The Best American Stories.
earned her Master’s in Fiction Writing at the University of New Hampshire,
where she received the Tom Williams Memorial for fiction writing and the
Charait Award for best short story. She has since taught fiction writing at The
New School in NYC, in the MFA program at the University of New Hampshire, and
at various summer writing conferences.
now spends summers writing on an island in Maine and the rest of the year
teaching in Philadelphia, where she directs the undergraduate Creative Writing
Program at the University of the Arts.