Mary Gordon Awarded Honorary Degree from University College Dublin

Mary Gordon, the Millicent C. McIntosh Professor in English and Writing at Barnard College in New York City, was awarded an honorary doctorate of literature from University College in Dublin, Ireland. The citation for the honorary degree read in part, “Mary Gordon is among America’s most admired prose writers. Her work constitutes a very important contribution to Irish American literature, exploring as it does with impeccable integrity, Irish American family life.”

Professor Gordon has been on the faculty at Barnard College since 1988. She is the author of four bestselling novels and many other works. Her latest book is The Love of My Youth (Pantheon, 2011).

Professor Gordon is a graduate of Barnard College and earned a master of fine arts degree at Syracuse University.

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