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Justin Cronin

Mar 6, 2004
Powers Recital Hall

His acclaimed debut novel Mary and O'Neil (2001) won three major prizes: the 2002 Hemingway Foundation/Pen Award for best fictional debut, the Stephen Crane Prize from the Book of the Month Club, and a Whiting Writers' Award. A Short History of the Long Ball (1990), won the National Novella Award. A graduate of Harvard University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he currently is an associate professor of English at Rice University. His work has appeared in many literary journals, including Epoch, Greensboro Review, Crescent Review and The Philadelphia Magazine. His latest novel, The Summer Guest, is due out in June