Lynne Barrett



Office: AC1 346

Phone: 305-919-5506


Professor Barrett teaches graduate and undergraduate workshops in writing fiction, creative nonfiction, and mystery and suspense, and MFA seminars in Plot and Literary Journalism. Her third story collection, Magpies (Carnegie Mellon) was honored with the Florida Book Awards gold medal for fiction, and she has received the Edgar Award for best mystery short story and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Her recent fiction and essays can be found in The Hong Kong Review, Orange Blossom Review, New Flash Fiction Review, Mystery Tribune, River Teeth, Necessary Fiction, The Southern Women’s Review, Just to Watch Them Die: Crime Stories Inspired by the Songs of Johnny Cash, One Year to a Writing Life, and Flash! Writing the Very Short Story. Barrett co-edited the anthologies Birth: A Literary Companion and the James M. Cain Cookbook, and she is editor of The Florida Book Review. Her latest anthology, Making Good Time: True Stories of How We Do, and Don’t, Get Around in South Florida, was published by Jai-Alai Books in Fall 2019.