Professor Paul Graham completed his MFA at the University of Michigan and his BA at St. Lawrence University. He writes fiction, literary nonfiction, and essays on literary craft. His collection of short stories, Crazy Season, was published in 2012 by Kitsune Books. His work has been published in many literary journals, has been included in Best Food Writing 2012 and 2013, and has received the 2005 Dana Literary Award for the Novel. In addition to contemporary literary fiction and nonfiction, his research interests include the literary essay, gender and sexuality, and food writing. He teaches introductory, advanced, and independent studies in fiction and literary nonfiction, studies in the essay, methods of critical analysis, first-year writing, and, occasionally, courses in American literature.