Distinguished Visiting Professor of Written Arts
Primary Academic Program: Literature
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Irish and Celtic Studies, Written Arts
Biography:Writer. B.A. (Law)(First-class), Cambridge University. Graduate of Inns of Court School of Law; Major Harmsworth Scholar and Benefactors' Scholar of the Middle Temple. Called to Bar of England and Wales; practicing barrister (1987–2001). Author of four novels, including The Dog (2014) (longlist, Booker Prize; New York Times Notable Book); Netherland (2008) (PEN/Faulkner Award; Kerry Fiction Prize; longlist, Booker Prize; New York Times 10 Best Books of 2008). Author of Blood-Dark Track: A Family History (New York Times Notable Book). Short stories published in New Yorker, Harper's. Reportage, cultural criticism published in Atlantic Monthly, New York, Granta. Recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (2010) and Creative Writing Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts (2012). At Bard since 2011.