Circling Back with Gary Buslik

Gary Buslik teaching an English class

Gary Buslik lied to his parents about his major up until graduation. He was undecided for a portion of his undergraduate career, using pre-law as a guise, even when he chose to become an English major.

“When my parents found out, my dad used to go around the house yelling ‘big man, he knows the parts of speech,’” Buslik said. “My mother just cried.”

His parents didn’t know his choice to major in English didn’t just confirm he knew the parts of speech. Buslik has had a successful career as an award-winning novelist, short story writer and English lecturer UIC.