Writing, Literature & Publishing Faculty

Maria Flook

Senior Distinguished Writer-in-Residence (2001)

B.A. Roger Williams College
M.F.A. University of Iowa

Maria Flook

Maria Flook, a 2007 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Award recipient, is the author of the nonfiction books, My Sister Life: The Story of My Sister's Disappearance, (Pantheon, 1998) and New York Times Best Seller Invisible Eden: A Story of Love and Murder on Cape Cod (Broadway Books, 2003).

Her fiction includes the novels Open Water, Family Night, which received a PEN American/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Special Citation, Lux, (Little, Brown and Company, 2004), and a collection of stories, You Have the Wrong Man (Pantheon, 1996).  She has also published two collections of poetry, Sea Room and Reckless Wedding, winner of the Houghton Mifflin New Poetry Series. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, The New Criterion, TriQuarterly, and More Magazine among others.

My Sister Life: The Story of My Sister's Disappearance Cover Invisible Eden: A Story of Love and Murder on Cape Cod Cover Open Water, Family Night Cover You Have the Wrong Man Cover


Office: Ansin 1223

Phone: 3751

E-Mail: Maria_Flook@emerson.edu

Current Courses

Fiction Workshop (WR606)

Megan MarshallWLP Professor Megan Marshall and the emersonWRITES program participate in the launch and unveiling of Boston as the country's first Literary Cultural District.

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Michelle Bailat JonesMichelle Bailat-Jones (MFA '05)
won the inaugral Christopher Doheny award for her novel Fog Island Mountains. The award recognizes a book-lenth work of fiction or nonfiction exploring the experience of serious illness and includes a $10,000 prize as well as publication and promotion of the book in print and audio editions.

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