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Anton DiSclafani

Anton DiSclafani

Alumni Writer-in-Residence

Associate Professor

Director of Undergraduate Studies


Anton DiSclafani

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8066 Haley Center

Personal Website

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 By Appointment


MFA, Washington University in St. Louis

BA, Emory University

About Me

Anton DiSclafani’s first novel, The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls, was a New York Times bestseller, an Indie Next pick and bestseller, and a finalist for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. YRC was named a most anticipated book of the summer by The Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly, and was a summer book pick by USA Today and National Public Radio. It was named a book of the year by Slate, and has since been translated into twelve languages. Her nonfiction has appeared in Southbound, Rhapsody, and Biographile. She also wrote and performed a segment for This American Life. Her newest novel, The After Party is about obsession and love in free-wheeling 1950's Houston (Penguin/Riverhead).

DiSclafani received her BA from Emory University, and her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was previously a writer-in-residence. Now an associate professor at Auburn University, DiSclafani lives in Auburn with her husband and son.

Research Interests

creative writing