Friday, February 01, 2008

Article on Michael Crummey in The Muse

Michael Crummey brings it home
Award-winning writer lends experience and support to MUN students

By Krysta Fitzpatrick
from The Muse

Michael Crummey has returned to the halls of MUN again after 21 years, only he's not a student this time – he's the new writer in residence.

Crummey, who received his bachelor of arts from MUN in 1987, has since gone on to publish a number of successful novels and books of poetry, such as Hard Light and River Thieves, and win a number of awards including the Winterset Award for Excellence in Newfoundland Writing and the Atlantic Independent Booksellers' Choice Award.

He isn’t just returning to Memorial for nostalgia’s sake though. Instead, he wants to be “a good resource for students.”

“A paying gig isn’t bad either,” he said.

The writer in residence program is offered by MUN's English department as a way for students to get feedback on their own writing from someone established in the field...

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Michael Crummey is also the author of three poetry collections: Arguments with Gravity, Hard Light and Salvage. Hard Light: 32 Little Stories is available in an audio edition from Rattling Books, read by Michael Crummey, Ron Hynes and Deidre Gillard-Rowlings.