Margaret McMullan

Indiana, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012

Margaret McMullan is the author of six award-winning adult and young adult novels including In My Mother's House, How I Found the Strong, When I Crossed No-Bob and Sources of Light, which was nominated for the National Book Award. Her books have won Parents' Choice awards, honors from the School Library Journal, the American Library Association, and Booklist. In My Mother's House was a Pen/Faulkner nominee, and both Sources of Light and Cashay were Chicago Public Library Teen Selections. Margaret’s work has appeared in The Chicago Tribune, Southern Accents, TriQuarterly, Michigan Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, StorySouth, and The Sun among several other journals and anthologies. Margaret received a NEA Fellowship in literature to complete Aftermath Lounge, about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which is due out Spring 2015. She received a Fulbright to research and teach at the University of Pécs in Pécs, Hungary, and is the National Author Winner of the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. Margaret currently holds the Melvin Peterson Endowed Chair in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana. Recently she edited an anthology of essays by women writing about their fathers called Every Father's Daughter, with an introduction by Phillip Lopate, due out in Spring 2015.



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  • In My Mother's House , Thomas Dunne Books/ St. Martins Press (November 2003)
  • Sources of Light , Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2010)
  • When I Crossed No-Bob , Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2007)
  • How I Found the Strong , Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2004)
  • Cashay , Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2009)
  • When Warhol Was Still Alive , Crossing Press (1994)


  • NEA in Literature(2010)
  • Fulbright Professor(2010)
  • National Author Winner of the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award(2011)
  • Artist of the Year, Southwestern Indiana Arts Council(2005)
  • Individual Artist Fellowship from the Indiana Arts Commission and the NEA (1994)
  • Individual Artist Fellowship from the Indiana Arts Commission and the NEA(1996)


  • Professor and Melvin M. Peterson Chair in Literature and Creative Writing at University of Evansville (1990 - )
  • summer faculty at Stony Brook Southampton MFA Program (2009 - 2010)
  • Winter residency visiting writer at Eastern Kentucky University, Low-Residency MFA Program, (2010 - 2010)
  • Eudora Welty Visiting Writer at Millsaps College, Jackson, MS (2007 - 2007)
  • Associate Entertainment Editor at Glamour Magazine (1982 - 1986)


  • Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from University of Arkansas (1989)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and English from Grinnell College (1982)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children's literature