Randy Albers

Founding Producer of Story Week, Randall Albers is professor and chair emeritus in the Fiction Writing Program of the Department of Creative Writing. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in TriQuarterly, Writer's Digest, Writing in EducationF magazineBrevity, and elsewhere. A chapter from his novel-in-progress, All the World Before Them, was nominated for a Pushcart prize. For Story Week, he has interviewed Salman Rushdie, Jonathan Lethem, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Ray Bradbury, Jane Hamilton, Junot Diaz, Hubert Selby Jr., Richard Price, John Sayles, Irvine Welsh, John McNally, Bharati Mukherjee, and others. Featured in the Story Workshop® creative writing videotape, The Living Voice Moves, he has presented at AWP, NAWE, NonfictioNow, AAWP, and other conferences on writing and the teaching of writing. With a BA from Tulane University and an AM and PhD from the University of Chicago, he is a Certified Story Workshop Master Teacher and former recipient of the Columbia College Chicago Teaching Excellence Award.