Tristan Davies

Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Gilman 38F
Monday 12:00 – 1:30 pm & Tuesday 12:00 -1:30 pm

Tristan Davies is the author of the fiction collection Cake (JHU Press) and, with the late Cortright McMeel, Bluebloodbath (Bare Knuckles Press). His work has appeared in Glimmer Train, Boulevard, The Mississippi Review, Action Yes!, Murdaland, Noir Nation, Seltzer, and the Johns Hopkins Magazine. His honors include a George and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation Award in Fiction, a Visiting Artist Residency at the American Academy of Rome, a National Forest Service Writer-in-Residence Award, the Advanced Academic Programs Award for Teaching Excellence, and the JHU Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Tristan Davies teaches fiction workshops and subject area courses, including courses on the lesser-practiced formative genres, the history of the development of the short story in the Western literary tradition, problems centering on fact in fiction, and the paradoxes of characterization in prose fiction. He also offers courses in prose fiction and new media. He directs the collaborative Teaching Writing program, which places advanced undergraduates to teach fiction courses in Baltimore City Public schools. He is a frequent mentor of Woodrow Wilson Fellowship recipients and DURA/PURA undergraduate researchers.