Margaret McMullan

Anthologizing Women | Saturday, May 16, 9:30 - 10:20, Carolina Meeting Room A
The Importance of Place | Saturday, May 16, 2:10 - 3:00, Richland Meeting Room C
Genre(s) Anthology Nonfiction

Margaret McMullan is the author of six award-winning novels including In My Mother’s House, How I Found the Strong, When I Crossed No-Bob and Sources of Light, nominated for the National Book Award. She received a Fulbright to research and teach in Hungary, and currently holds the Melvin Peterson Endowed Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana. Margaret received a NEA Fellowship in literature to complete Aftermath Lounge, a novel about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, out Spring 2015. Her anthology of essays by women writing about their fathers, Every Father’s Daughter, is out Spring 2015.

Book Title: Every Father's Daughter

“What is it about the relationship between fathers and daughter that provokes so much exquisite tenderness, satisfying communion, longing for more, idealization from both ends, followed often if not inevitably by disappointment, hurt, and the need to understand and forgive, or to finger the guilt of not understanding and loving enough?” writes Phillip Lopate in his introduction to Every Father’s Daughter, an exquisite collection of 24 personal essays by women writers writing about their fathers. About half of these essays were written by invitation for this anthology; others were selected by Margaret McMullan and her associate editor, Philip Lopate. Each essay is presented with a note by Ms. McMullan, and all are illustrated with photographs of the author and their fathers.