- Instructor , MFA Program, Fiction
- College of Arts and Sciences
Elissa Schappell most recent collection of short stories is “Blueprints for Building Better Girls” (Simon & Schuster, 2011). She is also the author of "Use Me," which was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway award, a New York Times Notable Book, and a Los Angeles Times best book of the year. She is a founding editor of "Tin House Magazine," a contributing editor at "Vanity Fair," a frequent reviewer for the "New York Times Book Review," and formerly senior editor of "The Paris Review." She is also co-editor with Jenny Offill of two anthologies, "The Friend Who Got Away" and "Money Changes Everything." Her short fiction, essays and non-fiction have appeared in places such as "The Paris Review," "SPIN," "GQ," "The Bitch in the House," "The Mrs. Dalloway Reader," "The KGB Bar Reader," and "Cooking and Stealing." She lives in Brooklyn.