Mary Gordon is the author of five highly acclaimed novels, as well as memoirs, short stories, essays, biography, and criticism. Her most recent novel is Spending: A Utopian Divertimento (Scribner, 1998), and her most recent collection of essays is Seeing Through Places: Reflections on Geography and Identity (Scribner, 2000).
At the Radcliffe Institute, Gordon will work on a collection of novellas called “Transatlantic,” which will deal with the mutual fantasies of Americans and Europeans.
Gordon is the McIntosh Professor of English at Barnard College at Columbia University. She received her BA from Barnard and her MA from Syracuse University. She has received a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, a Lila Acheson Wallace Reader’s Digest Award, and a 1997 O. Henry Prize for best short story.