Title: Mary Troy/Professor/ Editor, Natural Bridge.
Office: 459 Lucas
Phone: (314) 516-6845
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.
Creative Writing--especially fiction writing, form and theory of fiction, contemporary literature, expository writing, journal editing
Book Publications: Beauties, 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 Letters, Arkansas Review, North American Review, River Styx, Echo Ink, Sou;wester, Boulevard, American Literary Review,American Fiction, Chicaco 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.
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 Lily: http://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 Lily: Hard 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 Dead: http://press.umsystem.edu/product/Joe-Baker-Is-Dead,1564.aspx