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Catherine graduated from Hollins College with a Master of Arts degree.
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Catherine Brady graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.
(The little girls tumble on the lawn in their pajamas, the...)
The little girls tumble on the lawn in their pajamas, their damp hair curled in ringlets their mother has carefully shaped around her finger before she let them out into the warm summer night. The girls do cartwheels, somersalts, wobbly headstands.
(In the title story, Jim and his HIV-positive partner cont...)
In the title story, Jim and his HIV-positive partner contend with an illness that has fueled their love but also threatens to consume it. In some stories, an outsider exposes the frailty of a relationship.
(Blackburn's story reveals much about the tension between ...)
Blackburn's story reveals much about the tension between pure and applied science, the politicking that makes research science such a competitive field, and the resourceful opportunism that characterizes the best scientific thinking. Brady describes the science accessibly and compellingly. She explores Blackburn's struggle to break down barriers in an elite, male-dominated profession, her role as a mentor to other women scientists (many of whom have made their mark in telomere research), and the collaborative nature of scientific work.
(This book presents eleven new stories that are set in and...)
This book presents eleven new stories that are set in and around San Francisco by an award-winning author. The stories in this collection explore those moments when the seemingly fixed coordinates of our lives abruptly give way - when mother love fractures, a faithful husband abandons his family, a conscientious middle-class life implodes, or loyalty demands an excruciating sacrifice.
(This book illuminates how technique serves 'story logic,'...)
This book illuminates how technique serves 'story logic,' the particular way fiction makes meaning. Writers raid the cupboard of theory looking for what works, and generic rules don't account for the rich variety of strategies they employ.
Catherine Brady received a Master of Arts degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Hollins College and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Massachusetts.
Catherine Brady is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of San Francisco. Brady's first collection “The End of the Class War”, written in 1999, draws on her Irish immigrant roots to tell stories of long-suffering, working-class women struggling to hold their families together in a new, and often hostile, land.
Her second short story collection “Curled in the Bed of Love” was written in 2003. In the award-winning title story, Brady imagines the lives of two gay men, one with HIV, who struggle with the fear of death and then with the curious dilemmas that come from the drugs that actually treat AIDS, replacing the certainty of impending death with the challenges of long-term, enervating treatment.
Other stories involve equally intimate dilemmas, such as a woman's longing for the heroin addict who got her pregnant, even though she has found love and support with another man. Other stories concern the guilt of betrayal, the struggle to overcome grief, and the pain of impotence.
Catherine Brady's most recent collections are “The Mechanics of Falling & Other Stories” published in 2009 and “Story Logic and the Craft of Fiction” in 2010. Brady is also the author of a biography of a molecular biologist, Elizabeth Blackburn and the Story of Telomeres: Deciphering the Ends of DNA. Her critical essays on the craft of fiction have appeared in The Writer’s Chronicle.
(Blackburn's story reveals much about the tension between ...)2007
(The little girls tumble on the lawn in their pajamas, the...)1999
(In the title story, Jim and his HIV-positive partner cont...)2003
(This book presents eleven new stories that are set in and...)2009
(This book illuminates how technique serves 'story logic,'...)2010
Catherine was elected to the board of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs in 2005 and served as Vice-President in 2006 and as President in 2007.