Writing, Literature & Publishing Faculty
Director & Editor-In-Chief of Ploughshares and Distinguished Publisher-In-Residence (2008)
B.A. University of Nebraska, Lincoln, M.A. University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Ph.D. University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Ladette Randolph is the Director/Editor-in-chief of Ploughshares magazine. She is the author of two novels: the award-winning A Sandhills Ballad and Haven's Wake (forthcoming) and the award-winning short story collection This is Not the Tropics, as well as the editor of two anthologies: The Big Empty and A Different Plain.
Before joining the staff at Emerson, she was executive editor and associate director at University of Nebraska Press, and prior to that served as managing editor of Prairie Schooner magazine. The recipient of four Nebraska Book Awards, she has been awarded a Pushcart Prize, Rona Jaffe grant, a Norcroft fellowship, a Virginia Faulkner award, and has been reprinted in Best New American Voices. Her novel, A Sandhills Ballad, has been twice shortlisted for One Book One Nebraska.
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