Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

Theodora Goss

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


Stonecoast MFA Office: 207-780-4423


Theodora Goss (Popular Fiction) was born in Hungary, and her writing reflects an Eastern European literary tradition in which the real and fantastical intertwine.  Her publications include the short story collection In the Forest of Forgetting (2006); Interfictions (2007), a short story anthology coedited with Delia Sherman; Voices from Fairyland (2008), a poetry anthology with critical essays and a selection of her own poems; The Thorn and the Blossom (2012), a novella in a two‑sided accordion format; and the poetry collection Songs for Ophelia (2014).  Her short stories, essays, and poems have been published in both literary and genre magazines and anthologies, including numerous “Year’s Best” collections.  Her work has been translated into ten languages, including French, Japanese, and Turkish. She has been a finalist for the Nebula, Crawford, Locus, Seiun, and Mythopoeic Awards, and on the Tiptree Award Honor List. Her short story "Singing of Mount Abora" (2007) won the World Fantasy Award.  She received a JD from Harvard, and an MA and PhD in English Literature from Boston University.  In addition to being a Stonecoast faculty member, she is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Boston University College of Arts and Sciences Writing Program, where she teaches expository and creative writing.