J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor

2008, BA, English, University of North Carolina

Bio

Daniel Wallace is the author of six novels, including Extraordinary Adventures, 2017, and Big Fish, his first, which was adapted into a film and a Broadway musical, and translated into twenty-five languages.  He’s published two children’s books, dozens of short stories and essays, and is an illustrator whose drawings have appeared in books, newspapers and magazines all over the world. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

To read more, visit my website

Publications:


Teaching Awards

  • Johnston Award for Teaching Excellence, 2010

Awards

  • Institute of Arts and Humanities Fellow, Fall 2018
  • Sir Walter Raleigh Award, 2008, for Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician

Courses Taught:

  • ENGL 130 (Introduction to Fiction Writing)
  • ENGL 132H (Freshman Honors in Fiction Writing)
  • ENGL 206 (Intermediate Fiction Writing)
  • ENGL 406 (Advanced Fiction Writing)
  • ENGL 693H & ENGL 694H (a year-long two-semester senior workshop, which counts as two courses, and can lead to graduation with Honors or with Highest Honors in Creative Writing).

Curriculum Vitae / Resume

Contact

Email   |   (919) 962-4000
Office: Greenlaw 520
Professional Website

Research Interests:

Creative Writing | Southern Literature