Hal Sundt ’12

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing and Communication

Education

  • MFA in nonfiction writing, Columbia University School of the Arts, 2015
  • BA, Oberlin College, 2012

Biography

Hal Sundt teaches literary journalism and academic essay writing. He also consults with students about writing their medical school personal statements. His writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Ringer, The American Scholar, and elsewhere. He is at work on his first book.

Spring 2022

Writing for College & Beyond — RHET 102
Writing Medical Narratives — RHET 203
Literary Journalism — CRWR 207
Literary Journalism — RHET 207

Fall 2022

Finding Stories in Surprising Places — FYSP 078
Literary Journalism — WRCM 207

Notes

Story by Hal Sundt Long-listed as a Notable Essay

October 15, 2021

The story “Pythons of the Everglades” by Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing and Communication Hal Sundt ’12, which was published in The Bitter Southerner, was long-listed as a notable essay in "The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2021." This story was made possible in part because of a Grant-in-Aid from Oberlin.

Hal Sundt receives book deal

October 6, 2021

Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing and Communication Hal Sundt ’12 has received a book deal from Lyons Press for his first book of nonfiction, tentatively titled Go Ugly Early: A Story of Survivable Design and the Air Force's Un-Killable Jet, which will chronicle the design, development, and service life of the A-10 Thunderbolt II (a.k.a "The Warthog").

Hal Sundt Publishes Essay on Quarantine and the TV Show Frasier

April 17, 2020

Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing and Communication Hal Sundt published an essay on quarantine, space, and one of his favorite shows, Frasier, for the American Scholar.

Hal Sundt Publishes Story about Burmese Pythons

February 25, 2020

Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing and Communication Hal Sundt's story "Pythons of the Everglades" was published in the Bitter Southerner. The story was made possible by funding through a grant-in-aid from Oberlin College.

Hal Sundt Publishes Story on the Future of Amusement Parks

February 24, 2020

Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing and Communication Hal Sundt ’12 published a story about the future of amusement parks for the Ringer. The story was also recognized on Longform, an aggregator of top literary journalism stories.

Hal Sundt Publishes in Los Angeles Review of Books

April 4, 2019

Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing and Communication Hal Sundt's story "Giving up the Ghost" was published in the Los Angeles Review of Books

Hal Sundt Publishes

October 9, 2018

Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing and Communication Hal Sundt's piece "Norman Doors" was published in the New York Times Magazine.

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