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McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

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, Associate 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 four novels: Body of a Girl (Viking, 2000); The Myth of You and Me (Shaye Areheart Books/Crown, 2005); Husband and Wife (Harper, 2010); and The History of Us (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 2013). 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 History of Us, Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 2013
                       Dreamscape (audio), 2013

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 Review

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


Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction, 2000 (NC)

Mary Ruffin Poole Award for First Fiction, 2000 (NC)