Margaret Lazarus Dean, director of the creative writing program in the Department of English, learned to write fiction. Her latest book, however, is a work of creative nonfiction, which is a relatively new genre...
Johnny Dantonio (’07) wrote the heartwarming and award winning Budweiser Super Bowl ad “Puppy Love.” Dantonio majored in English at UT with a concentration in creative writing is now creative director at Anomaly in New York.
Nowadays, $5 won’t get you much—let alone change someone’s life. But Keith Taylor (’98) and his Modest Needs Foundation beg to differ.
Doctoral candidate Brad Tice came to the UT Knoxville Department of English to steep himself in its rich creative community; he leaves having launched a literary magazine as well as his own career as a creative writer in academe.