Visiting Assistant Professor, English
Fiction writing; women's fiction; contemporary novels; auto-fiction; humor writing; journalism.

Old Main, 208

Sally Franson is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, A Lady’s Guide to Selling Out (The Dial Press, 2018), named a “New and Notable” by Entertainment Weekly and “Best Of” by Cosmopolitan. Her short stories, essays, reportage, and humor pieces have appeared in The GuardianBest American Travel WritingPopSugarThe ProgressiveSignature ReadsWord RiotWitness, and many more; she is the recipient of a MacDowell Colony fellowship, an Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism award, a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant, a Glimmer Train honorable mention, and has twice appeared on NPR Weekend Edition with Scott Simon. When not in the classroom, she is hard at work on her second novel.

Areas of Study

  • Fiction writing
  • Women’s fiction
  • Contemporary novels
  • Auto-fiction
  • Humor writing
  • Journalism

Fall 2021 Courses

  • ENGL 150-04: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENGL 294-03: Literature of Delight