Writing, Literature & Publishing Faculty

Lise Haines

Senior Writer-in-Residence (2002)

B.A. Syracuse University
M.F.A. Bennington College

Lise Haines

Lise Haines is the author of three novels: Girl in the Arena (Bloomsbury), also sold foreign rights; Small Acts of Sex and Electricity (Unbridled Books), a Book Sense Pick in 2006 and one of ten "Best Book Picks for 2006" by the NPR station, San Diego; and In My Sister's Country (Penguin / Putnam), a finalist for the 2003 Paterson Fiction Prize, which The Boston Globe called "an authoritative fictional debut." Flying Dreams, her fourth novel, is in progress.

Haines's short stories and essays have appeared in a number of literary journals including Ploughshares, Agni and PostRoad, and she was a finalist for the PEN Nelson Algren Award. She has been Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard, and her other teaching credits include UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, and Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Southern Maine. Her work has sold film and TV rights. Haines grew up in Chicago, lived in Southern California for many years, and now resides in the Boston area.


Office: Ansin 1106

Phone: 8238

E-Mail: Lise_Haines@emerson.edu

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