Julian Zabalbeascoa is a Visiting Professor and Honors College Communications and Study Abroad Coordinator in the Honors College at UMass Lowell.

Julian Zabalbeascoa, M.F.A.

Associate Director of Honors Experiential Learning Opportunities and Communication

Honors College
Allen House 110


M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of New Orleans


Julian Zabalbeascoa earned his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Orleans and taught at various institutions throughout California before moving to Boston. Now a Visiting Professor in the Honors College at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, he leads annual study abroad programs to Donostia-San Sebastian, Havana, Madrid, and Chile.

Selected Publications

“The Family of the Bethlehem Carpenter” – Boulevard (February 2023)
“Distant Laughter” – Tiny Windows (January 2023)
“A Life Anew” – One Story (February 2022)
“The Butcher and the Tavern” – The Florida Review (January 2022)
“The Common: Friday Reads” – The Common Online (December 2021)
“What We Tried to Bury Grows Here” – Ploughshares (Fall 2021)
“Julian Zabalbeascoa on ‘Igerilaria’” – New Books in Literature Podcast (October 2021)
“Distant Laughter” – Copper Nickel (Fall 2021)
“Igerilaria” – The Common (Fall 2021)
“Campfire Outside Valdorros” – Electric Literature (May 2021)
“An Interview with Kevin Barry” – The Believer (March 2021)
“An Argentinian Underworld Haunted by the Ghosts of the Past: 
An Interview with Daniel Loedel” – Electric Literature (February 2021)
“Grand Lies We Tell Ourselves: An Interview with David Moloney” – The Millions (April 2020)
“Literary Testimony: An Interview with Fernando Aramburu” – 
The Millions (April 2019)
“Troubling Silences: On Bernardo Atxaga’s Nevada Days” – 
The Millions (July 2018)
“Catalunya” – War, Literature, & the Arts: Folios (2017)
“No One Here is Going to Save You” – The Gettysburg Review (Fall 2016), 2018 Pushcart Prize Special Mention
“Forgetting, Remembering: On Gabriel Urza’s All That Followed” – Salamander (Winter 2015)
“Let Slip the Dogs” – American Short Fiction (Fall 2015)
“Gernika” – Glimmer Train: First Place Winner, Very Short Fiction contest, April 2015 (Fall 2015)
“Viva La Muerte!” – the minnesota review (Fall 2015)
“Smash the Blasted Scales” – Glimmer Train Bulletin 90 (July 2015)
“The Last Hanged Man in San Sebastian” – The Sonora Review (Spring 2015)
“The Ikurrina” – The Chattahoochee Review (Spring 2014)
“498” – Ploughshares (Winter 2013)
“The Soul of this Land” – Shenandoah (Winter 2013)
“Undertow” – Southern Indiana Review (Spring 2013)
“The Zulo” – Post Road (Spring 2012)