Michael Patrick MacDonald
The Northeastern University Honors Program is pleased to announce Michael Patrick MacDonald as the 2011-2012 Honors Writer in Residence. Michael teaches the Honors Interdisciplinary Seminar HONR 3304, Social Justice: The Role of Reading, Writing and Understanding Non-Fiction and the Honors First Year Inquiry Series course – HONR 1205, The North of Ireland: Conflict, Reconciliation and the Ongoing Quest for Peace.
Michael Patrick MacDonald is the author of the national bestsellers All Souls: A Family Story From Southie (Ballantine, October 2000) and Easter Rising. He is the recipient of the American Book Award, New England Literary Lights Award (2000), and The Myers Outstanding Book Award administered by the Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America. He has recently completed the screenplay for All Souls for director Ron Shelton. MacDonald was also awarded an Anne Cox Chambers Fellowship at the The MacDowell Colony, a Bellagio Center Fellowship through the Rockefeller Foundation, residencies at Blue Mountain Center and Djerassi Artist Residency Program. Currently he lives in Brooklyn, NY.