Andrea Lawlor teaches introductory and advanced courses in creative writing, including Fiction Writing, Poetry Writing, Creative Writing for Multilingual Speakers, Queer & Trans Writing, Writing Fabulist Fiction, and Advanced Projects.
Lawlor was educated at the University of Iowa, Temple University, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst’s MFA Program for Poets and Writers. They have been awarded fellowships from RADAR Labs and the Lambda Literary Foundation.
Lawlor is the author of a chapbook of poems, Position Papers (Factory Hollow, 2016), and a novel, Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl (Rescue Press, forthcoming November 2017). Lawlor’s work has appeared in Ploughshares, jubilat, the Millions, the Brooklyn Rail, Encyclopedia, and Mutha.
Lawlor is a fiction editor for Fence magazine, and former editor/publisher of the Pocket Myths publication series.
- Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl (Rescue Press, 2017)
- Position Papers (Factory Hollow Press, 2016)
- "Position Paper #14: The Pacific Gyre; Position Paper #18: Insurance; Position Paper #19: Donald Trump; Position Paper #20: Positions." (Ploughshares, Spring 2017)
- “Why I’m Not Celebrating Adopting My Own Child” (Mutha, 2017)
- “Hart Doesn’t Have Two Mommies“ (Mutha, 2014)
Reviews & Interviews:
- Interview: "Summer Fiction: 'Paul Takes The Form Of A Mortal Girl' by Andrea Lawlor" by Chris Ayala (New England Public Radio, 6/28/2018)
- Interview: "Go Slowly: A Conversation with Hilary Plum and Andrea Lawlor" (Los Angeles Review of Books, 5/22/2018)
- Review of Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl: Kay Gabriel's "A Review of Andrea Lawlor's Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl" (The Believer, 5/16/2018)
- Review of Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl: Brian Blanchfield's "Trans and Transient: Andrea Lawlor's Modern Picaresque" (Bookforum, Feb/Mar 2018)
- Review of Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl: (The New Yorker, 1/22/2018)
- "Reading with...Andrea Lawlor" (Shelf Awareness, 11/2017)
- Review of Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl: (Lambda Literary, 11/2017)
- Review of Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl: (Los Angeles Review of Books, 11/2017)
- Review of Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl: (Kirkus, 8/21/2017)
- Review of Position Papers: Kimberly Ann Southwick's "Three Chapbooks: Reinventing Prose Poetry for a New Century" (Ploughshares blog, 2017)
- Review of Position Papers: Leora Fridman’s “Haven't Worked Out the Particulars: On Instructions, Position Papers, and Finding Our Way” (Jacket2, 2017)