Literary Arts

Laird Hunt

Professor of Literary Arts


Fall 2023 Courses 

  • LITR  1152T, Memory's Imagination
  • LITR 1230E, Form and Theory of Fiction

Spring 2024 Course

  • LITR 710 – Writers on Writing FYS

Laird Hunt is the author of seven novels, a collection of stories and two book-length translations from the French. Kind One was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction, and Neverhome won the Grand Prix de Littérature Américaine and The Bridge Prize and was shortlisted for the Prix Femina Étranger. His most recent novel, The Evening Road, was a Financial Times of London Best Book of 2017 and In the House in the Dark of the Woods will be out around Halloween. His reviews and essays have been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Daily Beast, the Guardian, the Irish Times and the Los Angeles Times, and his fiction and translations have appeared in many literary journals in the United States and abroad. A former United Nations press officer, he has lived in Singapore, London, Paris, New York, Tokyo and Boulder.