Derek Green

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Lecturer in English, Creative Writing

M.F.A. Creative Writing, The University of Michigan
A.B. English Language and Literature, The University of Michigan

Derek Green is the author of New World Order, a collection of linked stories set in various locations around the globe. He has published nonfiction on subjects ranging from industrial farming and trauma surgery to national politics and  the international war on terror. As a screenwriter, he has written for Warner Bros. Studios and Carousel Productions, and has co-created, written, and presented television projects at major studios including HBO, AMC, Sony Productions, and Jerry Bruckheimer Television. Green travels widely as a speaker and has delivered seminars, workshops, and presentations in twenty-two countries on six continents.  A member of the Writers Guild of America East and the PEN American Center, he recently completed a novel about the rise of an armed Midwestern militia and a second collection of stories, and is at work on various television projects.


Fiction writing, screenwriting for film and television, travel writing and essay writing, tutoring and mentoring.

Selected Publications

- “Lost in Eden: In Search of the Tree of Life,” Between Song and Story: Essays for the Twenty-first Century, eds. Sheryl St. Germain and Margaret Whitford, Autumn House Press, 2011.

- “Samba,” Keeping the Wolves at Bay: Stories by Emerging American Writers, ed. Sharon Dilworth, Autumn House Press, 2010.


English 248: Writing the Television Drama; English 123: Introduction to Creative Writing; English 120: Reading and Writing the Modern Essay.