Igor Webb, Ph.D.

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Igor Webb


October 10, 2017

Igor Webb, Ph.D.


Igor Webb, Ph.D., director of creative writing at Adelphi, was born in Slovakia and grew up in the Inwood neighborhood of New York City. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker and Poetry (Chicago). Among his publications are Rereading the Nineteenth Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and the memoir Against Capitulation (Quartet Books, 1984).  His story “Reza Says,” originally published in The Hudson Review, was selected as a Distinguished Story for Best American Short Stories, 2012. His essay “Horatio Hornblower” was reprinted in Literary Awakenings: Personal Essays From The Hudson Review (2017). A graduate of Tufts University (B.A.) and Stanford University (M.A., Ph.D.), Igor Webb was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, a Leverhulme Fellow and a winner of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship.

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