Stephan Clark is a writer of fiction, creative non-fiction, and screenplays. His collection of short fiction, Vladimir’s Mustache, has been named a finalist for the 2013 Minnesota Book Award. Stories included in it were previously published in such literary journals as Witness, Ninth Letter, and Cincinnati Review. His creative non-fiction has been recognized as notable in Best of the Web 2009 and Best American Essays 2009 and 2010. Professionally represented as a screenwriter while living in Los Angeles, Stephan has optioned two scripts and seen his screenwriting honored by the Monterey County Film Commission and Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope film studios.
A former Fulbright Fellow to Ukraine and one-time member of USC Film School, Stephan worked as a print and radio journalist before returning to academia. He earned his master’s degree in English from the University of California, Davis and a PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Southern California. His scholarly interests include the grotesque, post-World War II American literature, Denis Johnson, and the literature of California and the American West. In addition to having lived in five states and five countries, Stephan has taught at UC Davis, USC, Reed College, Belgorod State University, in Russia, and Kharkov National University, in Ukraine. At Augsburg, he teaches a wide variety of courses, including fiction writing, cinematic arts, screenwriting, advanced reporting, and the literature of the grotesque.
- M.A. UC Davis
- Ph.D. University of Southern California
Recent and Forthcoming Publications
Vladimir’s Mustache and Other Stories, Russian Life Books (Feb. 2012).
“The Birds Over the Village N,” Southeast Review 30.1 (2012).
“All Out of Funny in Crystal Lake, California.” Body and Soul: Selections from Ars Medica. University of Toronto Press, 2011.
“The Lady with the Stray Dog,” Witness Volume XXIV, 2011.
“My Year of European Underwear,” Ninth Letter, 2009-2010, Volume 6, No. 2.