Born: Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: John is from the southwest side of Chicago. Biography: John McNally, Associate Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Wake forest University, is author of three novels, two story collections, and a nonfiction book. His next book, Vivid and Continuous, a collection of essays on craft, will be published in the spring of 2013. His writing has appeared in over one hundred magazines, newspapers, and textbooks, including Washington Post, the Sun, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Chicago Tribune.
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|After the workshop :
ISBN: 9781582435602 OCLC: 430841191 Counterpoint : Berkeley : ©2010. The satirical story of a writer who confronts the demons from his past while escorting those of his present.
|America's report card :
ISBN: 9780743293556 OCLC: 648570774 Free Press, New York : ©2006. Having written a scathing essay about her disgust with the government's standardized testing process, Jainey skips her final weeks high school, during which part-time test scorer Charlie reads Janey's essay and recognizes her as a person needing help.
|America's report card :
ISBN: 0743256263 OCLC: 62897642 Free Press, New York : ©2006. Having written a scathing essay about her disgust with the government's standardized testing process, Jainey skips her final weeks high school, during which part-time test scorer Charlie reads Janey's essay and recognizes her as a person needing help.
|The book of Ralph :
ISBN: 0743257774 OCLC: 59267032 Free Press, New York : 2005, ©2004. All of us need a Ralph in our lives. Chicago, 1978. Hank Boyd, a solid B+ student, a good kid, wants eighth grade to be his special year. But when Ralph, an oddball troublemaker who ' s been held back twice, gets the idea that he and Hank are pals, Hank's year devolves into an odyssey as frightening as it is hilarious. John McNally, acclaimed author ofTroublemakers, deftly portrays the astonishing, sometimes terrifying world of adolescence in 1970s America: The adult world becomes increasingly untrustworthy, the economy plummets, and families seem to be falling apart, yet the two boys manage to create their own small moments of transcendence. At once wary and full of wonder, Hank and Ralph will win your heart with their outrageous, poignant, and occasionally scary antics -- and they will teach you something about the ties that bind us together, hold us back, and redeem us.
ISBN: 0877457271 OCLC: 43859574 University of Iowa Press, Iowa City : ©2000. Stories express the everyday aches and common cruelties of life that people endure and witness, from a wife stranding her husband on a roof, to a man sawing his kitchen into little pieces, to a man taking out his anger on a dead deer.