Mary Gordon


Mary Gordon
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Mary Gordon is the author of seven novels, two memoirs, a short-story collection, and Reading Jesus (Pantheon, 2009), a work of nonfiction. She has received many honors, including a Lila Wallace—Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an O. Henry Award, an Academy Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Story Prize. She was the State Writer of New York from 2008 to 2011. Gordon teaches at Barnard College and lives in New York City.

Ploughshares issues edited by this author:

Fall 1997 Fiction

Ploughshares articles by this author:

Title Section Season
The Taste of Almonds Nonfiction Fall 2012
Ars Longa Fiction Spring 2010
Eleanor's Music Fiction Spring 2006
Introduction Introduction Fall 1997
City Life Fiction Spring 1996


This bio was last updated on 08/09/2012.