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Mary O'Donoghue

Associate Professor of English


Mary O’Donoghue teaches writing fiction, rhetoric, and literature classes. She is a poet, novelist, short story writer and translator. She is the author of the novel Before the House Burns (The Lilliput Press, 2010) and the poetry collections Among These Winters (Dedalus Press, 2007) and Tulle (Salmon Poetry, 2001). Her poems and short stories have appeared in many European and North American journals and anthologies. Her collaborative translations of the work of Irish-language poet Louis de Paor feature in the first major bilingual edition of his work, Ag Greadadh Bas sa Reilig/Clapping in the Cemetery (Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 2005), and in agus rud eile de/and another thing (Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 2010). Her writing awards include the Salmon Poetry Prize for a first poetry collection; Hennessy/Sunday Tribune New Irish Writer for fiction; a Tyrone Guthrie/Virginia Center for Creative Arts fellowship; and an artist grant from Vermont Studio Center. She has also received two artist fellowships from Massachusetts Cultural Council, most recently in 2012. In recognition of her body of work in poetry, fiction and translation, she received a Babson College Faculty Scholarship Award in 2008; for ongoing work she was named a Babson Research Scholar in 2012. She is currently working on her second novel.


B.A., M. Phil., National University of Ireland, Galway

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