Area of Expertise
Creative writing (fiction and memoir); artist colonies; arts funding; organ (liver) transplantation; ethical issues and patient perspective; homosexuality and literature; AIDS and literature
Richard McCann has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship as well as Fulbright and Rockefeller fellowships. He is the author of Mother of Sorrows (Pantheon Books, 2005), an award-winning collection of linked stories, and Ghost Letters (Alice James Books, 1994), a collection of poems, and the coeditor of Things Shaped in Passing: More "Poets for Life" Writing from the AIDS Pandemic (Persea Books, 1997).His stories, memoirs, and poems have appeared in such magazines as the Atlantic, Ms.,and Esquireand in numerous anthologies, including Best American Essays 2000 and The O. Henry Prize Stories 2007. He is on the board of directors of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation and is a member of the Corporation of Yaddo. He is currently working on a memoir of his experience as a liver transplant recipient.