Mary Karr

Mary  Karr

The Liars' Club, a New York Times bestseller for nearly a year, was named a best book of the year by The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, People, and Time, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and received prizes from PEN and the Texas Institute of Letters. Karr has been a Guggenheim Fellow in poetry and has received the Whiting Award, Radcliffe Bunting Fellowship, and Pushcart Awards for both verse and essays. Her other best-selling novels include The Art of Memoir, Lit and Cherry, and Sinners Welcome, as well as Viper Rum, The Devil's Tour, and Abacus, a poetry collection. Karr lives in New York City and is the Peck Professor of Literature at Syracuse University.