Sarah Perry, M.F.A. | Department of English

Sarah Perry, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor
206B Auditorium

Sarah Perry (she/they) is memoirist and essayist who writes about love, trauma, gender-based violence, queerness, and the power dynamics that influence those concerns. She is the author of the memoir After the Eclipse, which was named a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice and a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers pick. Perry is the recipient of a 2020-2022 Tulsa Artist Fellowship, the 2018 Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award, and fellowships from the Edward F. Albee Foundation, VCCA, Playa, and The Studios of Key West. She holds an M.F.A. in nonfiction from Columbia University. She was the 2019 McGee Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at Davidson College, and has also taught at Columbia University, Manhattanville College, and elsewhere. Her writing has appeared in Off Assignment, Elle magazine, The Guardian, and other outlets.

Originally from Maine, Perry now splits her time between Denton, Texas and Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is working on two books: a sequel memoir titled The Book of Regrets and a collection of one hundred short essays called Sweet Nothings.