Anderson, Lauri (Arvid)

views updated

ANDERSON, Lauri (Arvid)

ANDERSON, Lauri (Arvid). American, b. 1942. Genres: Novellas/Short stories. Career: U.S. Peace Corps, volunteer teacher at Bornu Teachers' College, Maiduguri, Nigeria, 1965-67; high school English teacher in Newport, VT, 1967-69; Mizpah Mission School, Moen, Truk, East Carolines, English teacher, department chair, and dean of boys, 197172; American Collegiate Institute, Izmir, Turkey, English teacher and department chair, 1972-76; Finlandia University, Hancock, MI, chair of English language and literature department, 1976-, also director of Humanities Program and rural studies coordinator. Indiana University-Bloomington, teacher of technical writing, 1983-84; Phillips Academy (private secondary school), teacher of English at summer camps, 1995 and 1997. FinnFest, guest writer and lecturer, 1996, 1997; presents workshops, including programs at elderhostels; gives readings from his works. Publications: Snow White and Others (poetry), 1971; Small Winter Wars (short fiction), 1983; Hunting Hemingway's Trout (short fiction), 1990; Heikki Heikkinen and Other Stories of Upper Peninsula Finns, 1995; Children of the Kalevala (short fiction), 1997; Misery Bay (short fiction), 2001. Work represented in anthologies. Author of a series of weekly fictional profiles in Mining Journal, 1992-94. Contributor of poetry, essays, and short stories to periodicals and professional journals. Address: Department of English, Finlandia University, Hancock, MI 49930, U.S.A.

About this article

Anderson, Lauri (Arvid)

Updated About content Print Article