B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)
Newhouse Visiting Professor of Creative Writing
James Wallenstein is the 2012-2015 Newhouse Visiting Professor in Creative Writing. His work has appeared in GQ, The Believer, the Antioch Review, The Boston Review, and the Hudson Review, among other publications. He received a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. His first novel, The Arriviste (Milkweed Editions, 2011), was among Booklist's Top Ten Literary Debuts of 2011 and has been selected as one of five finalists for the Best First Fiction of the Year by the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes committee.