Maureen McCoy, Cornell emerita professor, continues to teach in the English Department and in the department’s Creative Writing Program. She is the author of four novels: Junebug, Walking After Midnight, Summertime, and Diving Blood. She has also published short stories and personal essays, one of which was a finalist for a National Magazine Award, another noted in Best American Essays.
As the first recipient of Cornell’s Helen and Robert Appel Fellowship, Maureen was granted time to live and write in Galway, Ireland, for a semester. She has enjoyed residencies at the Helene Wurltizer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico; Hawthornden International Center for Writers in Scotland; the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown; and the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire. Next year she will be at the Cil Rialaig Center in County Kerry, Ireland.