Department of English

Anton DiSclafani

Anton DiSclafani Associate Professor/Alumni Writer-in-Residence
8066 Haley Center
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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 new novel, The After Party, about obsession and love in free-wheeling 1950s Houston, is forthcoming in May 2016 from 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.  


  • B.A. from Emory University, in English/Creative Writing
  • M.F.A. in Fiction Writing from Washington University in St. Louis

Last Updated: April 20, 2020