1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Christopher Tilghman

Professor

409 Bryan Hall

Office Hours:

M 2:00–4:00
T 2:00–4:00

Class Schedule:

W 3:00-5:30

Degrees

B.A. Yale, 1968

Specialties

Creative Writing

Books

Mason's Retreat: Newly Revised Edition, Picador, 2012
The Right-Hand Shore, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012
Roads of the Heart, Random House, 2005
The Way People Run, Random House, 1999
Mason's Retreat, Random House, 1996
In a Father's Place, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1990

Stories

  • "Change of Address," Ploughshares, Fall 2007
  • "Aerial Bombardment," Virginia Quarterly Review, Fall, 2006
  • "Us in February," Meridian, Fall, 2002
  • "September," The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine (August 17, 2000)
  • "A Suitable Goodbye," The Yale Review (Fall, 1993)
  • "Things Left Undone," The Southern Review (Spring, 1993)
  • "Something Important," The Boston Globe Magazine (May 5, 1991)
  • "Hole in the Day," The New Yorker (November 27, 1989)
  • "Loose Reins," Sewanee Review XCVII-3 (Summer, 1989)
  • "In a Father's Place," Ploughshares 15-2 and 3
  • "On the Rivershore," Virginia Quarterly Review, 65-2 (Spring, 1989)
  • "Mary in the Mountains," Ploughshares, 14-2 and 3
  • "Norfolk, 1969," Virginia Quarterly Review, 62-2 (Spring, 1986)

Reviews

  • How Fiction Works, by James Wood. The Washington Post Book World, 27 July 2008.
  • Eventide,  by Kent Haruf.  The Washington Post Book World, 23 May, 2004.
  • The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri.  The Washington Post Book World, June, 2003.
  • Girl From the South, by Joanna Trollope.  The Washington Post Book World, 6 June, 2002.
  • Visible Spirits, by Steve Yarbrough.  The Washington Post Book World, 5 July, 2001, 5.
  • Furthering my Education:  A memoir, by  William Corbett.  The                 Washington Post Book World,  8 June, 1997, 4.
  • Fishing the Sloe-Black River, by Colum McCann.  The Los Angeles Times Book Review, 13 April, 1997.

Editor

  • Advisory Editor, Ploughshares
  • Contributing  Editor, Meridian
  • Advisory Editor, The Virginia Quarterly Review
  • Judge, The Atlantic Monthly Writing Contest, 2000
  • Reviewer, Fine Arts Work Center (Provincetown, MA) Writing Committee, 1995-2001
  • Juror, National Endowment of the Arts Literary Fellowships, 1994
  • Voices from the Other Room: Ploughshares Vol. 18, No. 4(co-editor).  Boston: Ploughshares, 1993.

Honors

  • Dictionary of Literary Biography Certificate of Merit, 1996
  • The Ingram Merrill Foundation award in fiction, 1993
  • John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 1993-1994
  • Best American Short Stories, 1990, 1992, 1994
  • Whiting Writer's award, 1990
  • Virginia Quarterly Review, The Emily Clark Balch Award, 1989
  • Ploughshares, The Denise and Mel Cohen Award, 1989