Michelle Pretorius

Michelle Pretorius

Visiting Assistant Professor, English


  • Ph.D., Creative Writing, Ohio University
  • M.F.A., Fiction Writing, Columbia College Chicago
  • B.A., University of the Free State in South Africa

About Michelle Pretorius

Michelle's debut novel, The Monster's Daughter, published by Melville House, was awarded a 2017 FAW Literary Prize as well as being an American Booksellers Association Debut Voices pick. She earned a B.A. at the University of the Free State in South Africa, and holds a M.F.A. in Fiction Writing, and a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Ohio University where she was awarded the John Cady Graduate Fellowship. She is published in multiple genres and received a Pushcart nomination for her short story "Fairchance". More information can be found at https://www.michellepretorius.com.