Mary Karr

Award-Winning, New York Times Bestselling Memoirist and Poet. Author of The Liar’s Club and The Art of Memoir

Monday, March 13, 2017

Mary Karr is an award-winning poet and New York Times bestselling memoirist, and is the Jesse Truesdell Peck Professor of Literature at Syracuse University. She is the author of the critically-acclaimed, bestselling memoirs The Liars’ Club, Cherry, and Lit. Her latest book, The Art of Memoir, is a master class on the fastest growing genre. It debuted at #3 on the New York Times Bestseller List and was blanketed in stellar reviews. A book for graduates based on her acclaimed 2015 Syracuse commencement speech, Now Go Out There (and Get Curious), comes out April 2016. A television series based on The Liars’ Club and Lit is in development with Showtime starring Mary Louise Parker. Karr won a 1989 Whiting Award for her poetry. She was a Guggenheim Fellow in poetry in 2015 and has won Pushcart prizes for both her poetry and her essays.

“Mary Karr has written another astonishingly perceptive, wildly entertaining, and profoundly honest book -funny, fascinating, necessary. The Art of Memoir will be the definitive book on reading and writing memoir for years to come.” – Cheryl Strayed