Mary Troy is the author of five books of fiction–three collections of short stories and two novels:  Swimming on Hwy N ,  Beauties, Cookie Lily,  The Alibi Cafe and other storiesand Joe Baker Is Dead. She has won the USA Book award for literary fiction, the Devil’s  Kitchen Reading Award, a Nelson Algren award, a William Rockhill Nelson award, and more. Her sixth book (as yet untitled) of new and selected Stories will be published soon. For more than twenty years, Mary taught in and helped mold the MFA Program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  For ten years she was the editor of Natural Bridgea journal of contemporary literature Mary has won the University of Missouri system award for leadership, and the MO Governor’s award for excellence in teaching.

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