Mary Troy



 Title: Mary Troy / Professor
 Editor, Natural Bridgea journal of contemporary literature.
 Office: 459 Lucas
 Phone: (314) 516-6845
 Email: marytroy@umsl.edu

 Mary Troy is the author of the novel, Beauties,  winner of the USA Book Award, and finalist for  Forewords Book of the Year Award. Her previous  three books are collections of short  stories.Cookie Lily won the Devil’s Kitchen  Award for best book  of prose published in  2004; The Alibi Café and  other stories earned a  glowing review in The New  York Times; and Joe  Baker Is Dead was  nominated for the  PEN/Faulkner and other  awards. A short story, “Do You Believe In The  Chicken Hanger?’ won a  Nelson Algren award,  and her stories and  essays  have appeared in  many anthologies.  Mary’s MFA  degree is from the  University of Arkansas Program in Creative Writing.

Click here to hear Mary Troy's reading from Cookie Lily at Celebration of the Book
Click Here to listen to Mary Troy's discussion of The Alibi Cafe and Joe Baker is Dead with UMKC professor Michael Pritchett on New Letters. (Requires Real Player) 
Click Here to read a recent interview with Mary from The Kansas City Star.

Teaching Interests 
Creative Writing - especially short story and novel writing, form and theory of fiction, contemporary literature, journal editing, Chekhov and his influence on short stories, the novella, and more.

Book PublicationsBeauties, a novel (BkMk, 2010); Cookie Lily, a collection of short stories (SMU Press, 2004); The Alibi Café and other stories, a collection of short stories (BkMk Press, 2003); Joe Baker is Dead, a collection of short stories (U of MO Press, 1998).
Journal Publications: Many dozens in such journals as New LettersArkansas ReviewNorth American ReviewRiver StyxEcho InkSou;westerBoulevardAmerican Literary ReviewAmerican FictionChicaco Tribune.
Anthonlogy Publications: Under the Arch, St. Louis Writers; Honolulu Stories, Two Centuries of Writing, American Fiction, number 2 and number 3, In The Middle of the Middle West.
Non-Fiction Publications: Riverfront Times, Echo Ink, Center For Literary Studies, In The Middle of the Middle West, and more.


Mary Troy online: 

Read an interview with Mary about Beauties: http://cas.umkc.edu/bkmk/interviews/troy-interview-Beauties.pdf
Read a Review of Beauties: Beauties Review
Read an excerpt from Cookie Lilyhttp://www.amazon.com/Cookie-Lily-Stories-Mary-Troy/
Read an article about Mary Troy from the Kansas City Star segment on Midwest Writers to Watch: Honk If You Like Driven Writing
Read a review of Cookie LilyHard Knocks
Read an essay about creating character: Some Folks
Read an interview with Mary about The Alibi Café:http://cas.umkc.edu/bkmk/interviews/troym.html
Hear an interview with Mary from New Letters On The Air - Interview with Mary Troy (may take a moment to load)
Read about Joe Baker Is Deadhttp://press.umsystem.edu/product/Joe-Baker-Is-Dead,1564.aspx