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Lindsey Drager

Assistant Professor

Address: 74 George Street, Room 102

Lindsey Drager is the author of the novel The Sorrow Proper (Dzanc, 2015), winner of the 2016 Binghamton University John Gardner Fiction Prize and recipient of Silver in the 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in Literary Fiction. She has been a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers Conference and received fully funded residencies from the Vermont Studio Center and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. She has also served on the masthead of journals such as the Review of Contemporary Fiction, Ninth Letter, Los Angeles Review, Green Mountains Review, and, most recently, Denver Quarterly. A new novel, The Lost Daughter Collective, is forthcoming from Dzanc in 2017.


2016 – Ph.D., Creative Writing, University of Denver

2011 – M.F.A., Fiction, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2008 – B.A., English & Creative Writing, Grand Valley State University

Research Interests

  • Contemporary American Literature
  • Literary Publishing
  • Narrative Theory
  • Disability Studies
  • Rhetoric of the Body
  • The Novella
  • Experimental Prose



The Sorrow Proper. Dzanc Books, 2015.

The Lost Daughter Collective. Dzanc Books, 2017.


“In Defense of Anachronism: W.G. Sebald Interviews Me.” Passages North. Spring 2016.

“To Possess is to Extinguish.” Copper Nickel. Winter 2015.

“The World Without Libraries: A Speculation.” Huffington Post. April 28th 2015.


“Chronometry.” New South. Fall 2016.

“House of the Former Her.” Fourteen Hills. Summer 2016.

“The Archive of Alternative Endings.” Hayden’s Ferry Review. Spring 2015.