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
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.