Washington, D.C. – Randon Billings Noble is an essayist. After graduating with high honors from the University of Michigan (where she won a Hopwood award in 1994), she earned her MFA in Creative Writing from New York University in 2001. She was a full-time writing instructor at American University from 2001 to 2009, taught at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland from 2009 to 2010, and currently writes while raising her two-year-old twins.
She has been a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (fully funded by the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation), and a resident at Wildacres and the Vermont Studio Center. In 2013 she was named a Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow to attend a residency at The Millay Colony for the Arts.
Published in the Modern Love column of The New York Times; The Massachusetts Review; Passages North; Propeller Quarterly; Superstition Review; The Millions; Virginia Quarterly Review’s blog, Brain, Child online; r.kv.r.y. quarterly; Sweet: A Literary Confection; Rain Taxi Review of Books and elsewhere, she is currently working on a collection of essays that explore different ways of being haunted.