William S. Torrey

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English, Writer-in-Residence, Advisor to The Cardinal, Advisor to The Andrean

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Born and raised in San Antonio, TX, Will earned his B.A. in literature and creative writing from Louisiana State University in 2007. Following his undergraduate work, he went on to pursue a Master of Fine Arts in fiction writing from Georgia College, where he was named a fiction editor at the national literary magazine Arts & Letters.

Since completing his M.F.A. in 2010, Will has served in the English Departments at the University of New Orleans, Stephen F. Austin State University and Louisiana State University, where he taught courses in contemporary American fiction and fiction writing. He joined the English Department at St. Andrew's in the fall of 2015.

Will's own fiction, nonfiction and poetry have appeared in The Southeast Review, River Teeth, Hobart, The Florida Review, The North American Review, Colorado Review, Washington Square Review, New Madrid, The Hawaii Review, The Concho River Review, and Zone 3, where his story "Trabajar" won the 2011 Editors' Prize. His novella, “Freedom of Movement,” was named Runner-Up for The 2017 Faulkner-Wisdom Prize, an international competition presented by the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society. He has also contributed to the workshops and writers conferences at One Story, Tin House and Bread Loaf.

Will lives in the Motter House with his wife Liz and their son Robert.