Nick White

PhD, 2016

Creative Writing

Originally from Mississippi, Nick White is the author of the novel How to Survive a Summer (Blue Rider/Penguin, 2017), which centers on a gay man reckoning with the trauma he endured at an ex-gay ministry conversion camp. The novel was named one of “Book Riot’s Best Queer Books of 2017.” His 2018 short story collection, Sweet and Low: Stories, was called “One of the Most Anticipated Books of Summer 2018” by O Magazine. Dr. White has been praised by the Washington Post as “Tennessee Williams … transposed to the twenty-first-century South.” He is an Assistant Professor of English at The Ohio State University's MFA Program in Creative Writing. His short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in a variety of places, including The Kenyon ReviewGuernicaCatapult, The Hopkins Review, Indiana Review, The Literary Review, Lit Hub, and elsewhere. He is currently at work on a new novel.

Dr. White was interviewed for our Spring 2021 alumni newsletter by graduate assistant and Ph.D. student Anne Nagel. You can read his full interview here.

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