Adjunct Professor Nina Schuyler

Nina Schuyler

Adjunct Professor


Nina Schuyler is the author of The Translator, winner of the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award and a finalist for the 2014 William Saroyon International Prize for Writing, and The Painting, named a Best Book by San Francisco Chronicle and a finalist for the Northern California Book Award. Her book, How to Write Stunning Sentences, is a Small Press Distribution bestseller.

Her short stories have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best American New Voices.

She writes a column for Fiction Advocate, “Stunning Sentences,” and reviews books for The Millions.


  • Style in Prose


  • San Francisco State University, MFA in Creative Writing, 2004
  • Hastings College of the Law, JD, 1997
  • Stanford University, BA Economics, 1986

Awards & Distinctions

  • Winner of the W.S. Porter Prize for Short Story Collection and The Prism Prize for Climate Literature for her book, In this Ravishing World, forthcoming in 2024.

  • The Translator — Winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Award for General Fiction, finalist for the William Saroyan International Writing Prize.

  • The Painting — Finalist for the Northern California Book Award.

Selected Publications

  • Schuyler, N. (Forthcoming, 2024) In this Ravishing World.

  • Schuyler, N. (Forthcoming, 2023). Afterword.

  • Schuyler, N. (2018). How to Write Stunning Sentences.

  • Schuyler, N. (2014). The Translator. New York: Pegasus Books.

  • Schuyler, N. (2004). The Painting. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books.