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John Mcmanus

  • John Mcmanus
  • Assistant Professor
  • English
  • 5000 Batten Arts and Letters
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3991
  • jmcmanus@odu.edu
  • Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1977, John McManus lives and works in Cape Charles, Virginia. John McManus is the author of three widely praised books of fiction that have been reviewed in over 100 print publications, including the Los Angeles Times and Washington Post. In 2000 he became the youngest-ever recipient of the prestigious Whiting Writers Award for Stop Breakin Down.
  • Education

    James A. Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin, 2004
    Major: Creative Writing
    Degree: M.F.A.
    Hollins University, 2001
    Major: English and Creative Writing
    Degree: M.A.
    Goucher College, 1999
    Major: English Literature
    Degree: B.A.
  • 2008: Robert M. MacNamara Foundation Residency
  • 2007: Corporation of Yaddo Fellowship
  • 2007: Camargo Foundation Fellowship in Cassis, France
  • 2006: Shortlisted for the 2006 Weatherford Award (for Bitter Milk) presented by Berea College and the Appalachian Studies Association, Berea, Kentucky
  • 2005: Caldera Arts Residency, Sisters, Oregon
  • 2001: James A. Michener fellowship in fiction at the Michener Center for Writers
  • 2001: Fellowship of Southern Writers’ New Writers Award, in recognition of distinguished achievement in Southern writing
  • 2000: Whiting Writers’ Award