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)
WLP Associate Professor Jabari Asim explains how Emerson's program combines academic study with creative work.
Writing, Literature, and Publishing - John Rodzvilla Video
E-publisher-in-Residence John Rodzvilla talks about publishing as a unique aspect of Emerson College's Publishing and Writing graduate program. Watch now ยป