Mary Gordon '71, Barnard's Millicent C. McIntosh Professor in English and Writing, was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Literature from University College Dublin. An excerpt from the citation.

“Mary Gordon is among America’s most admired prose writers. Her work constitutes a very important contribution to Irish-American literature, exploring as it does with impeccable integrity, Irish American family life.”

Read more about the honor on the University College Dublin website

Prof. Gordon is the author of four bestselling novels. She has also published a book of novellas, a collection of stories, and a book of essays.