Edward McPherson

Associate Professor of English
Edward McPherson

Edward McPherson is the author of three nonfiction books: Buster Keaton: Tempest in a Flat Hat (Faber & Faber), The Backwash Squeeze and Other Improbable Feats (HarperCollins), and The History of the Future: American Essays (Coffee House Press). He has written for the New York Times Magazine, the Paris ReviewTin House, the American Scholar, the Gettysburg ReviewGulf CoastSalon, the Southern Review, the New York ObserverI.D.EsopusEpochEssay DailyCatapultTrue StoryLiterary HubGuernica, and Talk, among others. He has received a Pushcart Prize, the PEN Southwest Book Award in Nonfiction, the Gulf Coast Prize in Fiction, an Artist Fellowship from the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis, a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, and the Gesell Award from the University of Minnesota, where he received his MFA. He is a contributing editor of The Common Reader. Before joining the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis, he was the Interim Education Director at the Loft Literary Center and taught creative writing at the University of Minnesota.

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