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Nathan Oates

Department of English
Seton Hall University
United States of America


He has been teaching creative writing and literature courses in the Department of English at Seton Hall University since 2008. Before arriving at Seton Hall, he earned his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in English and Creative Writing and my M.A. in Fiction Writing from the Writing Seminars at The Johns Hopkins University. In addition to teaching, he is the Director of Creative Writing for the Creative Writing major, and the Director of the Poetry-in-the-Round reading series. Alongside his teaching, he is a fiction writer. His debut collection of short stories, The Empty House, won the 2012 Spokane Prize and was published in 2014. His short stories have been published in many magazines, including the Antioch Review, The Missouri Review, Witness and his work has been included in the anthologies, Best American Mystery Stories 2008, Best American Mystery Stories 2012, and Forty Stories. He is currently at work on a novel and a new collection of short stories.

Research Interest

English Novels and short stories


  • "The Empty House", The Antioch Review, 65(4), October 2007

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