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David Hansen

  • Senior Lecturer of English

(585) 275-4092

Research Overview

David Hansen’s stories are, lately, very small and fixated, by way of their confused but well-meaning speakers, on the shortcomings of memory, of family, of identity, and of everything else. They have appeared most recently in South Carolina Review, Chicago Review, Puerto del Sol, and Necessary Fiction. In 2019, his story “Hell” was finalist for the Shirley Jackson Prize, and in 2018 he won a senior writing fellowship from Washington University in St. Louis, where he got his master’s degree. He is currently at work on a collection of those very small stories.

Selected Publications

  • “Killer Bike,” Action, Spectacle, 2023
  • “Our Trouble,” New Ohio Review, 2023
  • “My Sister,” Pithead Chapel, 2022
  • "Cat," Fence, 2022 
  • “Goodbye!” On the Seawall,  2022
  • “A Small, Good Thing,” Jellyfish Review, 2021
  • “A Feast in My Honor,” SmokeLong Quarterly, 2021
  • “Three Welsh Names,” South Carolina Review, 2020
  • “Our Philosophy,” Chicago Review, 2020
  • “My Body,” Puerto del Sol, 2020
  • “Valley of the Kings,” Necessary Fiction, 2019
  • “Hell,” Fairy Tale Review, 2018
  • “Pendragon,” Conjunctions, 2017
  • “Mimicry,” Connecticut Review, 2005
  • “Laundry,” Tampa Review, 1999


  • Courses in fiction and creative-nonfiction writing


  • The Masters Review Flash Fiction Contest runner up, 2020
  • Shirley Jackson Prize finalist, 2019
  • Senior Fellow in Fiction at Washington University in St. Louis, 2017