Mary gordon


A complete index of Mary Gordon’s work would include more than 80 titles.  A handful are included here.


The Love of my Youth, expected April 2011

Pearl, 2005
Spending: A Utopian Divertimento , 1998
The Other Side, 1989 I
Men and Angels, 1985
The Company of Women, 1980
Final Payments, 1978

New York State Author, 2008
Election as Member of Academy of Arts and Letters, 2007
The Story Prize, 2007
American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Fiction, 2006
Radcliffe Institute Fellowship, 2004
O.B. Hardison Award for the Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies, 2002
“Rome: the Invisible City,” included in Best American Essays of 2000
Guggenheim Fellowship, 1993
Lila Acheson Wallace-Readers’ Digest Award, 1992
Barnard Woman of Achievement Award, 1990
Literary Lion of the New York Public Library, 1985
Janet Heidegger Kafka Award for the Best Novel written by an American Woman 1978 and 1981

Skidmore College, 1997
Siena College, 1997
St. Xavier University, 1994
SUNY New Paltz, 1989
Assumption College, 1988
Belmont Abbey College, 1984

The Stories of Mary Gordon, 2006
The Rest of Life, 1993
Temporary Shelter, 1987


Honorary Doctorates

Other Awards

Essays and Nonfiction

Novellas and Short Story Collections

Conversations with Mary Gordon, by Alma Bennet
Mary Gordon: Twayne’s United States Authors Series, by Alma Bennet

Books About Mary Gordon

The world is large, and will absorb the errors you innocently make. —from "The Rest of Life"