Mary Gordon is the author of seven bestselling novels. She has also published two collections of stories, a book of essays, two memoirs, a biography of Joan of Arc and Reading Jesus, a writer's encounter with the Gospels. Her latest books are The Love of My Youth (2011), a novel, and The Liar's Wife (2014), a collection of novellas. Professor Gordon has received a Lila Acheson Wallace Reader's Digest Writer's Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2007.
Saskia Hamilton joined the Barnard faculty in 2002. She is the author of four books of poetry, As for Dream (Graywolf Press, 2001), Divide These (Graywolf, 2005), Canal: New and Selected Poems (Arc Publications [UK], 2005), and Corridor (Graywolf, 2014). She is also the editor of The Letters of Robert Lowell (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005) and co-editor of Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008). She directs Women Poets at Barnard.
Margaret Vandenburg joined the Barnard faculty in 1998 and was the 2004 recipient of the Emily Gregory Award for Excellence in Teaching. She is the author of novels including The Home Front, a portrait of a family facing autism, and Weapons of Mass Destruction, an Iraq War requiem. She also wrote the libretto for Ada, which was most recently presented by the Center for Contemporary Opera.
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