Patrick Madden

Utah, United States

Member Since: 09/01/1997

Patrick Madden is the author of Sublime Physick (Nebraska 2016) and Quotidiana (Nebraska 2010), winner of Foreword Reviews and Independent Publisher book of the year awards, and finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award. His personal essays, nominated for four Pushcart Prizes and noted in the Best American Essays seven times, have been published widely in such journals as Fourth Genre, Hotel Amerika, the Iowa Review, McSweeney's, The Normal School, River Teeth, and Southwest Review, and have been anthologized in The Best Creative Nonfiction and The Best American Spiritual Writing. With David Lazar, he co-edited After Montaigne: Contemporary Essayists Cover the Essays and now co-edits the 21st Century Essays series at Ohio State University Press. A current Howard Foundation fellow and two-time Fulbright fellow to Uruguay, he teaches at Brigham Young University and Vermont College of Fine Arts, and he curates an online anthology and essay resource at



Twitter Username: @PCMadden3


  • Sublime Physick , University of Nebraska Press (2016)
  • After Montaigne: Contemporary Essayists Cover the Essays , University of Georgia Press (2015)
  • Quotidiana , University of Nebraska Press (2010)


  • Howard Foundation Fellowship (2016)
  • Fulbright Fellowship (2012)
  • Fulbright Fellowship (2002)


  • Professor at Brigham Young University (June 2004 - )
  • Core faculty member at Vermont College of Fine Arts (June 2010 - )


  • Doctoral Degree in English / creative nonfiction from Ohio University (June 2004)
  • Master of Arts in English / creative nonfiction from Brigham Young University (August 1999)
  • Bachelor of Science in physics from University of Notre Dame (May 1993)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction