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English and Comparative LiteratureEnglish and Comparative Literature

English and Comparative Literature

Leah Stewart

Leah Stewart

Leah Stewart, Associate Professor

Contact Information

Leah Stewart
Position Area Director of Creative Writing, Professor
Office Location McMicken Hall room 101 A
Phone (513) 556-6970
Fax (513) 556-5960
Mail Location  0069


School Degree
Vanderbilt University B.A. English
University of Michigan M.F.A. Fiction

Professional Summary

Leah Stewart is the author of five novels: Body of a Girl (Viking, 2000); The Myth of You and Me (Shaye Areheart Books/Crown, 2005); Husband and Wife (Harper, 2010); The History of Us (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 2013); and The New Neighbor (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 2015)). Her books have been published in eight foreign editions, as well as audio and large print. In 2010, she was the recipient of an NEA Literature Fellowship. 


The New Neighbor, Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 2015
                           Dreamscape Audio, 2015

The History of Us, Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 2013
                         Dreamscape Audio, 2015

Husband and Wife, Harper, 2010
                           Harper Paperbacks, 2011
                           Piemme (Italy), 2011

The Myth of You and Me, Shaye Areheart Books, 2005
                           Random House Audio, 2005
                           Three Rivers Press (paperback), 2006
                           Thorndike Press (large print), 2006
                           Random House Australia, 2006
                           Edizioni Piemme (Italy), 2007
                           Goldmann Verlog (Germany), 2008    
                           A.W. Bruna (Holland), 2008    

Body of a Girl, Viking/Penguin, 2000/01
                     Piatkus (UK), 2000
                     Egmont Hjemmets Bokforlag (Norway), 2001
                     Goldmann Verlog, 2001   

Short Fiction

“Castaways,”, September 2010
From The Responsible One,” PMS: PoemMemoirStory, 2009
“Soldiers,” New Madrid, Summer 2007
“Body Image,” Yemassee, Fall 2003
“Lessons in Lying” (with Ellen Slezak), The Journal News, August 2003
“Monopoly,” Kenyon Review, April 2000


“On Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood,” Normblog, 10 August 2010
“One Author’s Journey from Twitter-Clueless to Organizing a 48-Writer
Social Media Giveaway,” Huffington Post, 7 July 2010
“First and Foremost, a Mom?” Motherlode blog, 5 May 2010
“Twenty-Something Seeks Same for Friendship,” in It’s a Wonderful Lie, edited by Emily Franklin, 2007
“How We Worry,” in Blindsided by a Diaper, edited by Dana Hilmer, 2007

Book Reviews

Review of Kelly Kerney’s Born Again, News and Observer (Raleigh, NC), 8 October 2006
Review of Ellen Cooney’s A Private Hotel for Gentle Ladies, News and Observer, 29   January 2006|
Review of Lee Martin’s The Bright Forever, News and Observer, 24 July 2005
Review of Mary Doria Russell’s A Thread of Grace, News and Observer, 6 March 2005
Review of Pam Houston’s Sight Hound, News and Observer, 30 January 2005
Review of Ron Rash’s Saints at the River, News and Observer, 8 August 2004


Sachs Fund Prize, 2014
Finalist for the Ohioana Award, 2014
Choose to Read Ohio selection, 2014
Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction, 2000 (NC)
Mary Ruffin Poole Award for First Fiction, 2000 (NC)