Departmental Directory

David Haynes

Associate Professor & Director, Creative Writing

M.A., Hamline University


David Haynes is a novelist who also writes short stories and creative non-fiction.  His creative work most often explores the intersections of class, race, gender, and generational difference. He believes that interesting fiction most often occurs when writers trouble the artificial boundaries that are erected to separate individuals and cultures. In addition to workshops on the writing of fiction, he’s also taught topical courses in contemporary literature and supervised student-designed independent writing projects. His most recently completed manuscript is for a new novel, tentatively titled A Star in the Face of the Sky.



Courses taught

  • Introductory Fiction Writing
  • Intermediate and Advance Fiction Writing
  • Craft of Fiction

Publications (selected)

  • The Full Matilda
  • All American Dream Dolls
  • Live at Five
  • Somebody Else’s Mama