Maud I. Casey, American writer, educator. Recipient special mention, Pushcart prize, 1997; fellow, Vermont Studio Center, 2001, UCross Foundation, Clearmont, New York, 2002.
Casey, Maud I. was born on December 9, 1968 in Iowa City. Daughter of John D. Casey and Jane Barnes.
Bachelor, Wesleyan University, 1991. Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, University Arizona, 1994.
Teacher fiction University Arizona, Tucson, 1994—1995. Fiction teacher New School Social Research, New York City, 1995. Teaching assistant Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 2000.
Adjunct assistant professor Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, 2000—2002. Book reviewer New York Times Book Review, since 1997, Elle magazine, since 1997, Newsday, New York City, since 1997, Salon, New York City, since 1997. Freelance writer Paper, Poets and Writers, New York City, since 1998.
A deeply affecting, darkly funny debut novel that brilliantly captures solitude, sex, and the contemporary single woman Isabelle, a woman in her thirties without any of the trappings of a "grown-up" life, has just been fired from her job at a San Francisco phone company.