Joanna Ruocco

Joanna RuoccoJoanna Ruocco


Associate Professor of English in Creative Writing 

Co-Director, Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series

Chair of the Editorial Board, Fiction Collective Two


PhD University of Denver

MFA Brown University

BA Brown University


Areas of Interest

20th and 21st century innovative fiction and cross-genre texts

Popular romance

Narrative theory


Editorial Work 

Fiction Collective Two (FC2)



Selected Book Publications

The Runaway Duchess, as Joanna Lowell (Berkley / Penguin 2021)

The Duke Undone, as Joanna Lowell (Berkley / Penguin 2020)

The Week (The Elephants of British Columbia Press, 2017)

Field Glass, a collaboration with Joanna Howard (Sidebrow Press, 2017)

Dark Season, as Joanna Lowell (Crimson Romance, Simon & Schuster, 2016)

Dan (Dorothy, a publishing project, 2014)

Another Governess / The Least Blacksmith (FC2 / University of Alabama Press, 2012)  

A Compendium of Domestic Incidents (Noemi Press, 2011)

Man’s Companions (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2010)

The Mothering Coven (Ellipsis Press, 2009)


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