At the Escalera bookshop, Santiago de Cuba 2005

At the Escalera bookshop,
Calle Heredia, Santiago de Cuba

Welcome to the homepage of William Craig, writer, editor and teacher.

His book, Yankee Come Home: On the Road from San Juan Hill to Guantanamo (Walker/Bloomsbury USA, 2012) blends history, travel and memoir to explore the United States’ lost legacy in Cuba.

A Minneapolis Star-Tribune Top Ten Critics’ Pick for 2012, Yankee Come Home was praised in the Boston Globe as “ a wonder-filled act of excavation and an indictment of our nation’s foreign policy.” A starred review in Kirkus Reviews notes, “The Spanish-American War was the quintessential journalists’ adventure. Craig beats his professional predecessors with his skilled and accessible personal journal and blunt history.”

Craig’s art and media history/criticism, public issue op-eds, feature articles and reportage have been published in magazines, newspapers, journals and online media including The Boston Globe,  The Spectator, Creative Loafing Network, A&U, Hungry Mind Review, Seven Days and Vermont Times.

He enjoyed a decade’s work as a writer and editor for the New Hampshire/Vermont Valley News, and created the magazine, Upper Valley IMAGE. His editorials, criticism and feature articles have won national and regional awards.

Journals including StoryQuarterly, The New Boston Review and The New England Review have published his fiction, which received a New Hampshire Council on the Arts Individual Artists Fellowship.

William Craig is a visiting professor of creative writing — fiction and nonfiction — as well as college writing at Dartmouth College.

He has more than 25 years’ experience working with reporters, writers and students of all skill levels in newsrooms, colleges classrooms and independent creative writing workshops. He works as a “ghost” writer and freelance manuscript consultant for both fiction and nonfiction projects, and is a manuscript workshop facilitator and one-on-one manuscript coach at the Stone House Writers’ Conference.

Craig founded and was the first director of the Meetinghouse Readings in Canaan, NH, one of the nation’s most successful grassroots public reading series. He programmed and emceed the series from 1988 to 2012.

William Craig is represented by The Strothman Agency. He lives in Thetford Center, Vermont.

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