Caleb Johnson



Visiting Assistant Professor
Caleb Johnson

Academic Specialty: 
Creative Writing, Fiction and Nonfiction

M.F.A. in Creative Writing, the University of Wyoming
B.A. in Journalism, The University of Alabama

Selected Publications: 
Treeborne: a novel. Picador, 2018.
"Gabriel García Márquez’s Road Trip Through Alabama." The Paris Review Daily, 2018.
"When Your Childhood Memories Get Privatized." Literary Hub, 2018.
"Covering Southern Sports: The Right Way or the White Way?" The Bitter Southerner, 2018
"Tortas in Tuscaloosa." Gravy, 2017
"The Leftovers in a Coal Miner's Lunchbox." Gravy podcast, 2016

Caleb Johnson is the author of the novel Treeborne, an honorable mention for the 2019 Southern Book Prize. He studied journalism at The University of Alabama and earned an M.F.A in creative writing from the University of Wyoming. Johnson has been awarded a Jentel Writing Residency, and a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship in fiction to the Sewanee Writers' Conference. His writing is forthcoming or can be found in Southern LivingThe Paris Review DailyLiterary Hub, and other publications. Prior to teaching at ASU, Johnson worked as a newspaper reporter, a janitor, a whole-animal butcher, and a middle-school teacher. He lives with his wife, Irina, and their dog, Hugo, while writing his next novel.