Writing Program Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

Posted: July 14, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Colleen Kearney Rich

Authors Kyoko Mori and Mary Kay Zuravleff join the Graduate Writing Program faculty of the English Department this fall.

Kyoko Mori
Kyoko Mori

Mori is the author of the novel Stone Field, True Arrow and two nonfiction books, The Dream of Water: A Memoir and Polite Lies: On Being a Woman Caught between Two Cultures. She has also written two novels for young adults: One Bird and Shizuko’s Daughter. Born in Kobe, Japan, Mori moved to the United States at 16. She holds a BA from Rockford College and an MA and a PhD in English/creative writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Prior to joining Mason, she was a Briggs-Copeland lecturer in Creative Writing at Harvard University.

Mary Kay Zuravleff
Mary Kay Zuravleff

Zuravleff, a visiting writer for 2005-06, is the author of two novels, The Bowl Is Already Broken and The Frequency of Souls, which won the Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the James Jones First Novel Award. She has published short stories in many literary magazines including Gargoyle, Washington Review, and the anthology Grace and Gravity: Fiction by Washington Area Women.

Over the next academic year, the program expects to add two more faculty members: one in poetry and one in fiction. For more information about the program, visit creativewriting.gmu.edu.

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