Monica West

Monica West

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty
Kalmanovitz Hall 306


Monica West is the author of Revival Season, which was a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice, a Barnes and Noble Discover selection, and short-listed for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. She received her BA from Duke University, her MA from New York University, and her MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop where she was a Rona Jaffe Graduate Fellow. She has received fellowships and funding from Kimbilio Fiction, Hedgebrook, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Bread Loaf.


  • Iowa Writers' Workshop, MFA in Creative Writing, 2017
  • New York University, MA in English and American Literature, 2003
  • Duke University, BA in English Literature, 1999

Prior Experience

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Fiction, University of San Francisco

Awards & Distinctions

  • Rona Jaffe Graduate Fellow (Iowa Writers' Workshop)

  • Bread Loaf Fellow

  • Kimbilio Fiction Fellow

  • Hedgebrook Writer in Residence

  • Barnes and Noble Discover New Writer

Selected Publications