Paul Maliszewski, Special Lecturer

Paul Maliszewski, two-time winner of the prestigious Pushcart Prize, is an experienced writing teacher with extensive publications in fiction and nonfiction. His latest book is 2011’s story collection, Prayer and Parable(Fence Books). His most recent nonfiction book is Fakers: HoaxersCon Artists, Counterfeiters, and Other Great Pretenders ( The New Press.) It analyzes hoaxes both contemporary and historical; it also recaps Maliszewski’s own career as a faker and the motivations behind his and others’ satirical creations. In addition to Fakers, Maliszewski edited McSweeney’s #8, which was thematically structured around the concepts of fact versus fiction, and the various shades of truth. He also edited two issues of The Denver Quarterly dedicated to writing about locales real and speculative. He was a co-creator, along with Amie Barrodale, of The Allen Pearl Files, a satiric literary gossip column. He has published articles in Harper’s, Smithsonian, Granta, Oxford American, BookForum, McSweeney’s, and Wilson Quarterly, among many other magazines. His short stories have been published in The Paris Review, Gettysburg Review, Boulevard, Mississippi Review, Story Quarterly, Chicago Review, Mid-American Review, McSweeney’s, andthe Antioch Review, among others. His stories have been reprinted in Harper’s.

In addition to teaching at Hopkins, he has taught creative writing, professional writing, and composition at George Washington University, the University of Maryland, and Syracuse University.

He received a BA in English from Rice University and an MFA in creative writing from Syracuse University. He lives with his family in Washington, DC.

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