Patricia Hampl

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • M.F.A. : University of Iowa, 1970.


  • personal essay
  • short fiction and poetry
  • memoir and autobiography
  • creative writing
  • contemporary American poetry and fiction, especially the short story and the novel
Courses Taught
  • Heroic Poetics
  • EngW 5210 - Topics in Advanced Literary Nonfiction
  • EngW 5310 Reading as Writers (The Memoir)
  • History in a Personal Voice
  • Reading Across Genres
  • Contemporary American Poets
  • Introduction to Fiction Writing
  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • First Person Singular
  • The Florist's Daughter. Hampl, Patricia, Harcourt, Author, 2007.
  • Blue Arabesque: A Search for the Sublime. Hampl, Patricia, Harcourt, Author, 2006.
  • I Could Tell You Stories: Sojourns in the Land of Memory.. Hampl, Patricia, W.W. Norton and Co, 1999.
  • Virgin Time. Hampl, Patricia, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1992.
  • Spillville. Hampl, Patricia, Milkweed Editions, 1987.
  • Resort and Other Poems. Hampl, Patricia, Houghton Mifflin, 1983.
  • A Romantic Education. Hampl, Patricia, Houghton Mifflin, 1981.
  • Woman Before an Aquarium. Hampl, Patricia, University of Pittsburph Press, 1978.
  • Burning Bright, anthology of sacred poetry (Judaism, Christianity, Islam). Ed. Patricia Hampl. Ballantine, 1995.
  • The St. Paul Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Co-ed. Patricia Hampl. Introduction by Patricia Hampl. Saint Paul: Borealis Books, 2004.
  • Virgin Time. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1992. Paperback, Ballantine, 1993.
  • Minnesota Book Award, Memoir, The Florist's Daughter, 2008
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2007
  • University of Minnesota, Ruth Christie Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching of English, 2002
  • University of Minnesota, All-University Award for Outstanding Graduate and Professional Teaching; Designation as Distinguished Graduate Professor, 2001
  • Regents Professor
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (for prose)
  • Guggenheim Fellowship
  • Distinguished Achievement Award (from The Western Literature Association at their 36th annual conference), October 2001
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (for poetry)
  • Pushcart Prize (for "The Bill Collector's Vacation")
  • College of Liberal Arts Scholars of the College, University of Minnesota, 1988
  • Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Awards (for I Could Tell You Stories.)
  • Fulbright Scholar Award
  • Honorary Doctorate, University of St. Thomas
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
  • College of Liberal Arts Teaching Award, University of Minnesota, 1985
  • Minnesota Book Award (for the short story, "The Summer House," published as a book by Minnesota Center for Book Arts), 2000
  • MacArthur Fellowship, 1990 - 1995
  • McKnight Distinguished University Professor