Patricia Ann McNair

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General Information

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Name: Patricia Ann McNair

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction; Non Fiction




Photo Credit: Philip Hartigan

Illinois Connection

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.

Published Works

  • The Temple of Air, Elephant Rock Books, 2011

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The Temple of Air: Stories

ISBN: 0615434630
Release Date: 2011-09-01

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Literary Awards

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

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Patricia Ann McNair on WorldCat

Patricia Ann McNair on Amazon


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