Anthony Varallo

Professor and Director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Address: 5 College Way, Room 302
Office Hours: W: 12:30-3:30, or by appt.
Phone: 843.953.2124

Anthony Varallo is the author of a novel, The Lines, forthcoming from the University of Iowa Press in Fall 2019, as well as 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 (Northwestern University Press/TriQuarterly Books), finalist for the Balcones Fiction Prize; and Everyone Was There (Elixir Press), winner of the Elixir Press Fiction Award. He has received an NEA 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, where he teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and serves as fiction editor of Crazyhorse.



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

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

B.A., English, University of Delaware

Research Interests

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



The Lines. University of Iowa Press, 2019.

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.


“A Glass of Coke.”  Southern Humanities Review.  Vol 51.3, Fall 2018.

 “Bad Car.”  Wigleaf.  Fall 2016.

 “Theft” and “Our First Couple.”  AGNI. #82, Spring 2015.


 “That Night, That Morning.”  The Sun.  May 2017.