Laurel Snyder

Lecturer in Fiction (Spring 2018)

English and Creative Writing

Office: N111 Callaway Center. Spring 2018 office hours: Tuesday 1:30-2 p.m. in Schwartz Center 132 and by appointment.

Phone: 404-727-4683

Fax: 404-727-4672


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Laurel Snyder is a poet, essayist, and fiction writer, with a focus on writing for younger readers. She is the author, most recently, of Orphan Island (Walden Pond Press/Harper Collins), and Charlie & Mouse (Chronicle Books), and her writing has appeared in such places as the New York Times, Boston Globe, Salon, Iowa Review, American Letters and Commentary, and NPR’s All Things Considered. Laurel has been the recipient of the Sydney Taylor Medal, E.B.White Honor, and Orbis Pictus Honor. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she recently joined the core faculty of the MFA in writing for Children and Young Adults at Hamline University.



Half/Life: Jew-ish Tales from Interfaith Homes

The Myth of the Simple Machines

The Myth of the Simple Machines: Poems


Baxter: the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher


Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

Charlie & Mouse

Charlie & Mouse

Orphan Island

Orphan Island