George Getschow


George Getschow, director and writer-in-residence of the nationally acclaimed Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, spent 16 years at The Wall Street Journal as a reporter, editor, bureau chief, and on the Page One Rewrite Desk. At the Journal, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and won the Robert F. Kennedy Award for “distinguished writing” about the underprivileged. He covered Mexico for several years and directed the newspaper’s coverage of the Southwest. Many of his protégés have won Pulitzer Prizes and other literary achievements.  Today, he’s a principal lecturer and writing coach for the Frank W. Graduate Institute of Journalism. He’s editor ofTen Spurs, an award-winning collection of the best essays and narrative submitted to the Mayborn’s national writing contest. He’s finishing a book, Walled Kingdom, for John Macrae Books, an imprint of Henry Holt and Co. Two years ago, he was inducted into Texas Institute of Letters for “distinctive literary achievement.”