Events & Exhibits - Spring 2008
Mary Gordon to Receive Distinguished Author Award
- Mary Gordon, author of novels, short stories and non-fiction will be honored on May 3, 2008, with the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award at 5:00 p.m. in the Ballroom of the DeNaples Campus Center. She is the McIntosh Professor of English at Barnard College.
Her works of fiction include the novels Final Payments (1978), The Company of Women (1981), Men and Angels (1985), The Other Side (1989), Spending (1998) and Pearl (2005). The Stories of Mary Gordon, published in 2006, includes short fiction written over a thirty year period. Twenty-two of the stories are new or unpublished and nineteen appeared in the 1987 collection Temporary Shelter. This collection won the $20,000 third annual Story Prize in 2007. She is also the author of The Rest of Life: Three Novellas (1994). Contemporary Authors lists among her other awards an O.Henry Award for best short story in 1997 for "City Life" published in Ploughshares magazine, a Guggenheim fellowship and the Lila Acheson Wallace/Reader's Digest Writer's Award.