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novelist , writing educator

Maureen McCoy, American Novelist, writing educator. Recipient James Michener award Copernicus Foundation, 1984; Albert Schweitzer fellow, 1987-1989, APPEL fellow, 1995; Hawthornden residency Hawthornden Castle International Writer's Retreat, Scotland, 1996, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Taos, New Mexico, residency, 1996. Member Association Writers Program, American Conference Irish Studies.

Background

McCoy, Maureen was born on December 18, 1949 in Des Moines. Daughter of John Robert and Frances Ellen (Sullivan) McCoy.

Education

Bachelor, University Denver, 1972. Master of Fine Arts, University Iowa, 1983.

Career

Writing fellow, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 1983-1985;freelance writer, Provincetown, 1985-1987;Albert Schweitzer fellow in humanities, State University of New York, Albany, 1987;associate Professor of English, Cornell Univercity, Ithaca, New York, since 1989;director creative writing program, Cornell Univercity, Ithaca, New York, 1994-1997.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Walking After Midnight, 1985, Summertime, 1987, Divining Blood, 1992. Contributor 2 entries to The Elvis Monologues, 1998.

Membership

Member Association Writers Program, American Conference Irish Studies.

Connections

father:
John Robert McCoy

mother:
Frances Ellen (Sullivan) McCoy