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Anthony Varallo

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Creative Writing

Address: 5 College Way, Room 302
Office Hours: Monday 12:00-3:00, Wednesday 1:30-3:30, and by appointment
Phone: 843.953.2124

Anthony Varallo is the author of four short story collections: This Day in History (University of Iowa Press), winner of the John Simmons Short Fiction Award and Finalist for the Paterson Fiction Prize; Out Loud (University of Pittsburgh Press), winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize; Think of Me and I’ll Know (TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press); and Everyone Was There, winner of the Elixir Press 2016 Fiction Award (Elixir Press).  He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Literature, and his stories have appeared in over seventy literary magazines and journals.  He joined the Department of English at the College of Charleston in 2005 and serves as Fiction Editor of Crazyhorse.


2005 – Ph.D, English and Creative Writing, University of Missouri-Columbia

1997 – M.F.A., Fiction, University of Iowa/Iowa Writers’ Workshop

1992 – B.A., English, University of Delaware

Research Interests

  • Fiction writing
  • Creative nonfiction
  • The short story
  • Magazine editing



Everyone Was There. Elixir Press, 2017.

Think of Me and I’ll Know.  TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, 2013.

Out Loud.  University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008.

This Day in History.  University of Iowa Press, 2005.


“Theft.”  Agni.  Fall 2015.

“Once You Learn, You Never Forget.”  Cimarron Review.  Fall 2015.

“My Family Recalls a Cookout, Circa 1989.”  Harvard Review Online.  Spring 2015.

“Question Man.”  Epoch.  Winter 2014.