Boise State graduate student Tim Griffith, a third-year fiction student and the assistant editor of Boise State’s literary magazine The Idaho Review, has just sold a short story to Tin House, one of the top literary journals in the country. Griffith has had the opportunity to teach undergraduate fiction at Boise State and will graduate from the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program in May.
Griffith’s story, “The Boathouse,” is taken from his thesis, which he just defended a few weeks ago. He also was awarded a Stephen R. Kustra Endowed Fellowship in 2014 and during his time at Boise State studied with literary greats including Denis Johnson, Joy Williams, Brady Udall, Nicole Cullen and Mitch Wieland.
“Publishing a story in Tin House is an utterly fantastic start to a very promising literary career,” said Wieland, director of the MFA program. “Tim is a big-hearted writer whose work brims with great insight and compassion and humanity.”
This adds to the noteworthy list of accomplishments accrued by graduates of Boise State’s MFA in Creative Writing program. Last year, Erin Belair, another Kustra Fellow, published a story from her thesis in the prestigious literary journal Glimmer Train.