University of Pittsburgh


Visiting Faculty 2016-17

We're pleased to announce the arrival of two distinguished visiting writers on our fiction faculty in 2016-2017:

Mary Gaitskill photoMary Gaitskill is the author of three novels, Two Girls Fat and Thin, Veronica, and The Mare, and three collections of short stories, Bad Behavior, Because They Wanted To, and Don't Cry. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper'sEsquireThe Best American Short Stories (1993, 2006, 2012), and The O. Henry Prize Stories (1998). Gaitskill's honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002 and a PEN/Faulkner Award nomination for Because They Wanted To in 1998. Veronica (2005) was a National Book Award nominee, as well as a National Book Critics Circle finalist for that year.  The Mare was one of Huffington Post's 2015 Can't-Miss New Reads, a Kirkus Reviews 21 Must Read Fall Books, and an Entertainment Weekly pick for Blockbuster Novels of Fall 2015. She'll be teaching in the Fall 2016 semester. 


Patrick McCabe is the author of five novels, including The Dead School, Breakfast on Pluto, and The Butcher Boy, which won the Irish Times' Irish Literature Prize for fiction and was adapted into a 1996 film directed by Neil Jordan. Author of the children's book The Adventures of Shay Mouse, McCabe also wrote the play Frank Pig Says Hello, which was first performed at the Dublin Theatre Festival in 1992 and has been published in the compellation Far from the Land: Contemporary Irish Plays. (Methuen, 1998). The British Broadcasting Company has aired McCabe's work and his short stories have been published in the Irish Times and the Cork Examiner. He'll be teaching in the Spring 2017 semester. 


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