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Shauna Seliy

Professor of Instruction

M.F.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Shauna Seliy is the author of the novel When We Get There (Bloomsbury 2007), which was named a best book of the year by the Sunday Independent (South Africa), a best debut of the year by Metro UK, and was a Booklist Editor's Choice for 2007. She has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has received fellowships from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, and is a recipient of the Mary Roberts Rinehart National Award for emerging writers. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, Meridian, the New Orleans Reviewthe Alaska Quarterly Review, and Hinchas de Poesia.

At Northwestern since 2007, Shauna teaches fiction, creative non-fiction, and literature courses. She was a 2011-2012 recipient of the Northwestern Arts and Sciences Alumni Teaching Award.


Creative Writing


When We Get There: A Novel
When We Get There: A Novel (Bloomsbury USA, 2007)