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Leah Hager Cohen


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English Department

Visiting Professor and James N. and Sarah L. O'Reilly Barrett Professor in Creative Writing

(M.S., Columbia University)

Fields: Creative Writing: Fiction and Nonfiction; Ethics of Storytelling

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Email: lcohen@holycross.edu
Office Phone: (508) 793-3437
Office: Fenwick 231
PO Box: 47A
Office Hours: Th 11:00 - 12:00; 2:00 - 3:00, and by appointment



Leah Hager Cohen attended Hampshire College and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is the author of five works of nonfiction, including Train Go Sorry; Glass, Paper, Beans, and I Don't Know, and six novels, among them The Grief of Others, No Book but the World, and Strangers and Cousins. She has been an ASL interpreter, a stiltdancer and faculty mentor in Lesley University's MFA in Creative Writing. At Holy Cross, in addition to Creative Writing she has taught in CreateLab and Montserrat.