Millicent C. McIntosh Professor in English and Writing
Mary Gordon, Millicent C. McIntosh Professor in English and Writing, joined the faculty of Barnard in 1988.
Professor Gordon is the author of seven bestselling novels. She has also published two collections of stories, a book of essays, two memoirs, a biography of Joan of Arc and Reading Jesus, a writer's encounter with the Gospels.
Her latest books are The Love of My Youth (2011), a novel, and The Liar's Wife (2014), a collection of novellas.
Professor Gordon has received a Lila Acheson Wallace Reader's Digest Writer's Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2007.
The Liar's Wife (Pantheon Books, 2014)
The Love of My Youth (Anchor, 2011)
Reading Jesus (Pantheon Books, 2009)
Circling My Mother (Pantheon Books, 2007).
The Shadow Man (Random House, 1996).
The Rest of Life (Viking, 1993).
Good Boys and Dead Girls (Viking, 1991).
The Other Side (Viking, 1989).
Temporary Shelter (Random House, 1987).
Men and Angels (Random House, 1985).
The Company of Women (Jonathan Cape, 1981).
Final Payments (Random House, 1978).
In the News
Sara Samuel ’19 was awarded the sixth annual Donald E. Axinn Foundation/Anna Quindlen Award for Creative Writing. The prize is awarded yearly to a graduating senior, who receives $25,000 to support her creative writing.
Hannah Kofman '18 was awarded the fifth annual Axinn Foundation/Anna Quindlen Award for Creative Writing.
Mary Gordon ’71, the Millicent C. McIntosh Professor in English and Writing, publishes her personal short story “Ugly” in The Best American Short Stories 2017 (Oct. 3).
The prolific author discusses her latest novel and explains what the past can teach us about the present.
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