Tania James to Join MFA Program as Full-Time Professor in the Fall Semester

Tania James to Join MFA Program as Full-Time Professor in the Fall Semester

The Mason MFA program is pleased to announce that Tania James will join the fiction faculty as a full-time professor starting this fall.

 Tania James’ most recent novel is The Tusk That Did the Damage. Set in South India, the novel looks at the ivory trade through the perspectives of a poacher, a filmmaker, and an elephant. Her previous publications include the novel Atlas of the Unknowns and the story collection Aerogrammes. Atlas of Unknowns, published by Knopf in 2009, was a New York Times Editor’s Choice, an Indie Next Notable, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and a Best Book of 2009 for The San Francisco Chronicle and NPR.  Aerogrammes, also published by Knopf, was a Best Book of 2012 for Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, and The San Francisco Chronicle. Two stories from Aerogrammes were finalists for Best American Short Stories 2008 and 2013.  Her individual stories have appeared in the Boston Review, Granta, Guernica, One Story, A Public Space, and The Kenyon Review. James earned her bachelor’s from Harvard, majoring in filmmaking, and her graduate degree from Columbia University.

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