The University of the South announces the appointment of Adam Ross as the next editor of the Sewanee Review, succeeding George Core, who will retire this year after 43 years as editor.
Ross graduated with departmental honors in English from Vassar College and holds an M.A. and M.F.A. in creative writing from Hollins University and Washington, respectively. He was a 2013–14 Hodder Fellow at Princeton University and later the Mary Ellen von der Heyden Fellow in Fiction at the American Academy in Berlin.
Ross’s fiction has appeared in the Berlin Journal, the Carolina Quarterly and the Sunday Times of London; his nonfiction has been published in the New York Times Book Review, the Daily Beast, Tin House, the Nashville Scene and the Wall Street Journal.
Ross’s novel “Mr. Peanut,” a 2010 New York Times Notable Book, was named one of the best books of the year by the New Yorker, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the New Republic and the Economist. It has been published in 16 countries. “Ladies and Gentlemen,” Ross’s short story collection, was included in Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2011; it includes “In the Basement,” a finalist for the 2012 BBC International Story Award.