Mark Powell

Academic Specialty:

Creative Writing, Contemporary Fiction


  • MAR Yale Divinity School
  • MFA The University of South Carolina
  • BA The Citadel

Selected Publications:

Echolocation. Tyrus/Simon and Schuster, 2017.

The Sheltering. Story River Books, 2014.

The Dark Corner. University of Tennessee Press, 2012.

Blood Kin. University of Tennessee Press, 2006.

Prodigals. University of Tennessee Press, 2002.

Mark Powell joined the ASU English Department in 2016. He is the author of four novels Prodigals, Blood Kin (winner of the Peter Taylor Prize for the Novel), The Dark Corner, and The Sheltering (bronze medalist for the both the Independent Publishers Award and the Florida Book Awards, with an introduction by Pat Conroy). He has received fellowships from the Breadloaf and Sewanee Writers' Conferences, the Collegeville Center for Ecumenical Research, and in 2014 was a Fulbright Fellow to Slovakia. Prior to ASU, he was an Associate Professor at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, where he was the Heman Fellow as well as the director and co-founder of the Low-Residency MFA Program.

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Department of English

Email address: Email me

Office address
101B Edwin Duncan