Patricia Ann McNair
Pen Name: None
Genres: Fiction; Non Fiction
Photo Credit: Philip Hartigan
Patricia teaches at Columbia College in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional Information
Patricia Ann McNair has lived 98 percent of her life in the Midwest. She’s managed a gas station, sold pots and pans door to door, tended bar and breaded mushrooms, worked on the trading floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and taught aerobics. Today she is an Associate Professor in the Fiction Writing Department of Columbia College Chicago, where she received the Excellence in Teaching Award as well as a nomination for the Carnegie Foundation’s US Professor of the Year.
- The Temple of Air, Elephant Rock Books, 2011
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
The Temple of Air: Stories
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Society of Midland Authors Finalist Award for Adult Fiction, 2012; Devil's Kitchen Reading Awardee in Prose 2012; Illinois Arts Council Literary Award in Prose Nonfiction; Illinois Arts Council Literary Award in Prose Fiction; Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Finalist in Prose; Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Prose.
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
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