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Hanna Pylväinen

Assistant Professor
(804) 827-8329
Hibbs 324F


BA Mount Holyoke
MFA (Fiction) University of Michigan/Ann Arbor

Research/Teaching Focus

Creative Writing (fiction)


We Sinners (novel). New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2012.

Recent/Selected Publications

“Pox.” The Chicago Tribune, 16 Sept. 2012, Printers Row.​
“Jonas Chan.” Harper’s Magazine, Aug. 2012: 58-64.
“A Stranger among Them.” New York Times Magazine, 1 Apr. 2012​. Lives Column.

Upcoming Deadlines

Classes Begin
AUGUST 23, 2018

Add/Drop Deadline
AUGUST 29, 2018

Graduation Application Deadline

Fall Break
OCTOBER 18-21, 2018

Course Withdrawal Deadline
NOVEMBER 2, 2018

Last Day of Classes
DECEMBER 8, 2018



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