A recipient of a 2010 NEA Fellowship in literature, Margaret McMullan is the author of six award-winning novels including Sources of Light, In My Mother's House, Cashay, a Chicago Public Library 2009 Teen Book Selection, and When I Crossed No-Bob, a 2008 Parents' Choice Silver Honor, a 2007 School Library Journal Best Book, an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults, a Booklist 2009 Best Book For Young Adults, a 2008 finalist for the Willie Morris Prize for Southern Fiction, and a 2008 Horace Mann Upstander Honor book. Both When I Crossed No-Bob and How I Found the Strong won the Mississippi Arts and Letters Award for Best Fiction (in 2004 and 2008) and the Indiana Best Young Adult Book (in 2005 and 2008). How I Found the Strong also won the 2006 Award for Fiction from the Mississippi Library Association, was named an ALA 2005 Notable Social Studies Book, and a Booklist's Top Ten First Novel for Youth. Her essays and short stories have appeared in Glamour, the Chicago Tribune, National Geographic for Kids, Southern Accents, the Indianapolis Star, TriQuarterly, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Greensboro Review, The Southern California Anthology, Mississippi Magazine, Other Voices, Boulevard, Ploughshares, and The Sun among several other journals and anthologies such as Christmas Stories from the South's Best Writers and Christmas Essays from the South's Best Writers. She received a Special Mention in the 2005 Pushcart Prize collection and twice she received the Individual Artist Fellowship from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. She was the 2007 Eudora Welty Visiting Writer at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, and she continues to teach writing workshops in local and inner city libraries and schools. Margaret teaches at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana and at the Stony Brook Southampton Writers Conference in Southampton, New York. She will be a Fulbright professor of English at the University of Pécs in Pécs, Hungary during the Fall 2010 semester.
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