Creative Writing
Department Chair:
DeSales Harrison

Administrative Assistant:
Suzanne Overstreet

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-6567
Fax: (440) 775-6677

153 W. Lorain Street

Oberlin, OH, 44074

John Wray

John Wray

John Wray (photo)

John Henderson (OC '93), better known by his pen name John Wray, is a novelist and regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine. Wray's first novel, The Right Hand of Sleep, was published in 2001 and received a Whiting Writers' Award. In connection with his second novel, Canaan’s Tongue, he did a 600-mile tour by raft on the Mississippi River in 2005. In 2007, Wray was chosen by Granta magazine as one of the "Best of Young American Novelists." His third novel, Lowboy, was published on March 3, 2009.

Read more about John Wray at his interview with Mack Gelber.