Richard J. McCann was born in 1949 in Maryland. He is the author of three collections of poetry, including Dream of the Traveler (1976) and Ghost Letters (1994), winner of the Beatrice Hawley Award and the Capricorn Poetry Award. His novel, Mother of Sorrows (2006), received the John C. Zacharis First Book Award and was selected as an ALA Stonewall Honor Book. McCann’s creative nonfiction has appeared in numerous publications, including The Washington Post Magazine and Tin House. He currently teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at American University in Washington, D.C., where he also resides.
Audio Recordings with Richard J. McCann
- Tony Earley, Richard J. McCann, and Helen Norris, winners of the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award, read their short stories