Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

Aaron Hamburger

Fiction, Popular Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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Stonecoast MFA Office - 98 Bedford Street, Portland, ME 04102


Stonecoast MFA Office: 207-780-4423


Aaron Hamburger (Fiction, Pop Fiction, Creative Nonfiction)  was awarded the Rome Prize by the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his short story collection THE VIEW FROM STALIN'S HEAD (Random House), also nominated for a Violet Quill Award. His next book, a novel titled FAITH FOR BEGINNERS (Random House), was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Poets & Writers, Tin House, Subtropics, Details, Michigan Quarterly Review, Boulevard, and The Village Voice. He has received fellowships from the Edward F. Albee Foundation and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbria, Italy, as well as residencies from Yaddo and Djerassi. He has also taught writing at Columbia University, NYU, the Stonecoast MFA Program, and the George Washington University.

Recent Publications

Selected Publications:
 Faith for Beginners, Random House, New York, October 2005.
The View from Stalin’s Head,  Random House, New York, March 2004.
“The End of Anti-Semitism,” a short story, Promised Lands: New Jewish American Fiction on Longing and Belonging (Brandeis University Press, forthcoming 2010)
“David and Jonathan,” an essay, 50 Gay & Lesbian Books Everyone Must Read(Alyson, 2009)
“The Eroticism of Football,” an essay, I Like it Like That (Arsenal Pulp, 2009)
“Lyudmila in the New World,” a short story, Between Men 2 (Alyson, 2009)
“Lucas’s Story,” a short story, Big Trips (University of Wisconsin Press, 2008)
“The Disappearance of Hansa Happy,” a short story, Travelers’ Tales: Prague and the Czech Republic, (Travelers Tales, 2006)
“Whatever Happened to…” an essay, Boys to Men (Carroll & Graf, 2006) 
“Exile,” an essay, Mentsch (Alyson, 2004) 
“What’s Love Got to Do With it?” an essay, I Do, I Don’t (Suspect Thoughts, 2004).
 “Feature on Babar at the Morgan Library,” Rapportage, Fall 2009
“The Blessing of Anger,” Obit Magazine, July 2009
“Comfort Food:  Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and Love by Lara Vapnyar,” book review, The Moscow Times, August 2008.
“Lost and Found:  The Captain’s Fire by J. S. Marcus” essay, Tin House, Summer issue 2008.
“The Pitfalls of Historical Fiction,” essay, Poets and Writers, January 2008
“A Touch of Evil:  Holocaust Fiction,” essay, Tin House, Spring 2007
“Lost and Found:  Three Cities by Sholem Asch” essay, Tin House, Winter Issue 2006
“European Jewry, two views,” book review, The Forward,
 “Interview with Novelist Emily Barton,” small spiral notebook, September 2006.
“What is the Best Work of American Fiction of the Last Twenty-five Years?” essay, KGBLit, Summer 2006.
“Valencia, Spain,” travel feature, Out Traveler, Summer 2006.
“Why Truth Matters in Memoirs,” essay, Poets and Writers, Summer 2006.
“Longing for America:  Absurdistan by Gary Shetyngart,” book review, The Moscow Times, May 2006.
“Interview with Etgar Keret,” KGBLit, April 2006.
“The Art of Reading Saul Bellow:  An Unfinished Symphony,” essay, Poets and Writers, November/December 2005.
“The Art of Reading Janet Frame:  When She Was Wild With Me,” essay, Poets and Writers, May/June 2004
“On J. M. Coetzee,” Details, September 2004
“How I Stopped Worrying and Wrote a Novel about Israel,” essay, Zeek, 2004.
“A Man of the Country,” short story, Salt Hill, Spring 2004.
“Experiment,” short story, Nerve, summer 2000.
“Lukas’s Story,” essay, The Village Voice, February 2000
“The Trouble with New Queer Cinema,” SOMA, May 1996.
Several features and book reviews, Out, The Forward, Publishers Weekly, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, Book, Nextbook, Rapportage, Lambda Book Report.
Random House, New York, October 2005.