Michael Pritchett

Michael Pritchett
Associate Professor
Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact Info
Cockefair Hall 016D


Professor Pritchett joined the University of Missouri System as visiting assistant professor in fiction writing in 1995 and became a full-time professor at UMKC in 2001. He is a literary fiction writer and historical novelist with interests in transgenderism, early Modernism, early American exploration, and the occult roots of Nazism.

Academic Credentials

M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Warren Wilson College
B.J., University of Missouri


Graduate, advanced, and beginning fiction workshops, prose forms, intro to fiction, intro to creative writing


 The Melancholy Fate of Capt. Lewis. Unbridled Books, 2007.
The Venus Tree. The University of Iowa Press, 1988.


Iowa Short Fiction Award
Dana Award for a Novel in Progress
Founding Faculty Member in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Media Arts