Department of English

Stephen McCauley

Stephen McCauley Professor of the Practice of English
Co-Director of the Creative Writing Program
Meet Professor McCauley through OpenBook: An English Department Podcast 

Selected Publications

  • "You Only Call When You're in Trouble." Henry Holt and Company, 2024.
  • "My Ex-Life." New York, Flatiron Press, May 2018You Only Call When You're in Trouble book cover
  • "Insignificant Others." New York: Simon & Schuster, 2010
  • "Alternatives to Sex." New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006
  • "True Enough." New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001
  • "The Man of the House." New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997
  • "The Easy Way Out." New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992
  • "The Object of My Affection." New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988
  • Reviews, articles, profiles and columns in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Vogue, The Boston Globe and others.


Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters, French Ministry of Culture

Selected Courses Taught

  • Directed Writing Short Fiction (ENG 109b)
  • Directed Writing Fiction (ENG 119a)

Selected Podcast Appearances