Joey Franklin

Joey Franklin has published two collections of personal essays with University of Nebraska Press: Delusions of Grandeur: American Essays (2020) and My Wife Wants You to Know I’m Happily Married (2015), which won the 2016 Association of Mormon Letters Nonfiction Book Award. He regularly publishes personal essays, craft essays, and articles on creative writing professionalization in magazines across the country, and his work has been anthologized in the Norton ReaderThe Best of Brevity, and The Shell Game. Two of his essays have been listed as “notable” in the Best American Essays series, and in 2018 he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Originally from Portland, Oregon, he has lived in Provo, UT since 2012 with his wife, Melissa, and their three sons. He earned a bachelor’s degree from BYU in 2007, a master’s degree from Ohio University in 2009, and a PhD from Texas Tech in 2012. He currently teaches at Brigham Young University and co-edits the literary magazine Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction with Patrick Madden. 



Delusions of Grandeur: American Essays. University of Nebraska Press 2020. 
My Wife Wants You to Know I'm Happily Married. London: University of Nebraska Press, 2015.  


Brigham Young University Reading Series 




Additional Info

  • Region: Wasatch Front
  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Tags: Memoir