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Douglas A. Unger

Professor/Writer, Creative Writing Coordinator
Department: Department of English
Office: RLL 217
Mail Code: 5011
Phone: 702-895-3405
Fax: 702-895-4801
Email: douglas.unger@unlv.edu

Biography

Douglas Unger is the author of four novels, including Leaving the Land, a finalist for the Pulitzer, and Voices from Silence, about the era of repression and terror in Argentina, as well as Looking for War and Other Stories. Recent stories, and numerous essays, have appeared in Narrative, Boulevard, The Writer’s Chronicle, Witness, The Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere. He is a former fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation and of Fundación Valparaíso, and is a former Fulbright Scholar in Comparative Literature in Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile. He is the co-founder of the Creative Writing International program at UNLV, and serves on the board of Words without Borders, and as Chair of their public access education project, Words without Borders Campus. He also serves on the board of The Americas for Conservation and the Arts (AFC +A), and contributes as a literary activist to numerous non-profits and arts organizations.