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Lindsay Sproul

Assistant Professor

Lindsay Sproul
Lindsay Sproul

Lindsay Sproul received her MFA in Fiction from Columbia University and her PhD from Florida State University. Her short fiction has been published in Epoch, The Massachusetts Review, Witness, Hayden's Ferry Review, Glimmer Train and elsewhere, and she has received fellowships from Columbia University and The MacDowell Artist Colony. Her novel, "We Were Promised Spotlights," is a queer coming-of-age narrative published by Putnam/Penguin Random House. Dr. Sproul is Editor-in-Chief of the New Orleans Review.


Ph.D., Florida State University; M.F.A. Columbia University; B.A. Beloit College

Classes Taught

  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • WAL: Coming of Age in the South
  • Fiction Workshop

Areas of Expertise

Fiction Writing, Young Adult Fiction, the Bildungsroman, Queer Literature and Theory, Gender Studies, Creative Nonfiction