Edward J. Delaney

Edward J Delaney
Edward J. Delaney, M.S.Professor of Creative Writing

Contact Information

x3437edelaney@rwu.eduGHH 318

Areas of Expertise

CREATIVE WRITING: Non-fiction, Screenplay, Playwriting, and Fiction writing. Literary publishing (Mt. Hope Magazine)


B.S. Fairfield University M.S. Boston University

Edward J. Delaney is the author of six books of fiction: the short-story collections The Drowning (1999) and The Big Impossible (2019), and the novels Warp & Weft (2004), Broken Irish (2011), Follow the Sun (2018) and The Acrobat (2022). He also co-authored the nonfiction book Born to Play, with Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox.

Delaney spent a decade as a journalist, writing for newspapers such as The Denver Post and Chicago Tribune before coming to RWU. He’s published multiple works in The Atlantic, and in other magazines such as Alaska Quarterly Review, Carolina Quarterly, Greensboro Review, Ontario Review, and Cimarron Review. Delaney has also directed and produced three documentary films, has authored a play, and has done web journalism for PBS and for The Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. He has been awarded the PEN-L. L. Winship award for the best book of fiction of the year by a New England author, a Literary Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and an O. Henry Prize for the short story. His short fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories. Delaney serves as the editor of the RWU literary magazine, Mount Hope.