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Deirdre McNamer, Professor

Location: LA 116

Phone: (406) 243-6975


Deirdre McNamer is the author of the novels Rima in the Weeds (HarperCollins, 1991), One Sweet Quarrel (HarperCollins, 1994), My Russian (Houghton Mifflin, 1999), and Red Rover (Viking, 2007), which was named a Best Book of 2007 by Artforum, The Washington Post, and the LA Times.  Her stories and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, Ploughshares, Doubletake, New York Times opinion page, and elsewhere. McNamer teaches graduate and undergraduate writing workshops, and a graduate course in techniques.


M.F.A., University of Montana (1987)

Research Interests

I'm at work on a fifth novel and a collection of short  stories.

Selected Publications

Red Rover, a novel, Viking, 2007. Named a Best Book of 2007 by Artforum, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Bloomberg News, and the Rocky Mountain News.

Field of Study

Creative writing, fiction