Anthony Wallace

Tony Wallace
Senior Lecturer (Master Level)


100 Bay State Road, Room 336
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1999 M.A. Boston University (Creative Writing)
1978 B.A. Lafayette College (English Literature)


Tony Wallace first came to Boston as a Teaching Fellow in BU’s Graduate Creative Writing Program, where he studied fiction writing with Leslie Epstein and Allegra Goodman, and literary translation with Rosanna Warren. He is a Master Lecturer in the College of Arts & Sciences Writing Program, where he has taught seminars on American literature for the past sixteen years. He and colleague Bill Marx have worked with the Dean’s office and the BU Arts Initiative in developing Arts Now, a constellation of experimental first-year writing seminars. In Spring 2013, Tony and Bill received a College of Arts & Sciences Award for Distinction in First-Year Undergraduate Education.

Tony has published poetry and short fiction in literary journals such as The Southern Review, The Missouri Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Florida Review, and River Styx. His short story “The Old Priest,” originally published in The Republic of Letters, won a Pushcart Prize and was published in Pushcart Prize XXXVII. His short story collection The Old Priest won the 2013 Drue Heinz Literature Prize and was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. The Old Priest went on to be named a finalist for the 2014 PEN/Hemingway Award and was long-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Most recently he was awarded a Pushcart Prize for his short story “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” due out this fall in Pushcart XLII.


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