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Mary Mc Carthy, American Author. Recipient Horizon prize, 1949, President' Distinguished Visitor award Vassar College, 1982, McDowell award, 1984, National Medal for Literature, 1984; named officier de l'ordre des arts et lettres, France, 1983; Guggenheim fellow, 1949-1950, 1959-1960; National Institute grantee, 1957. Member National Institute Arts and Letters, American Academy Arts and Letters, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Carthy, Mary Mc was born on June 21, 1912 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Daughter of Roy Winfield and Therese (Preston) McCarthy.

Education

AB, Vassar College, 1933. AB (honorary), Syracuse University, 1973. AB (honorary), University Hull, England, 1974.

AB (honorary), Bard College, 1976. AB (honorary), University Aberdeen, Scotland, 1979. DDL (honorary), Bowdoin College, 1981.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Maine, Orono, 1982. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Smith College, 1988. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Tulane University, 1989.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Colby College, 1989.

Career

Editor, Covici Friede, 1936-1937; editor, Partisan Review, 1937-1938; drama critic, Partisan Review, 1937-1948; instructor literature, Bard College, 1945-1946; Charles Stevenson chair of literature, Bard College, 1986-1989; instructor English, Sarah Lawrence College, 1948; Northcliffe lecturer, University College, London, 1980.

Works

Membership

Member National Institute Arts and Letters, American Academy Arts and Letters, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

1 son, Reuel K. Wilson. Married James Raymond West, April 15, 1961.

father:
Roy Winfield McCarthy

mother:
Therese (Preston) McCarthy

spouse:
James Raymond West