Patricia Ann McNair

Instructor of Creative Writing, Interlochen College of Creative Arts

M.F.A. in Writing, Columbia College, Chicago

Patricia Ann McNair’s short story collection The Temple of Air, was named Chicago Writers Association’s Book of the Year, Southern Illinois University’s Devil’s Kitchen Readers Award, and Society of Midland Authors Finalist Award. McNair’s fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in Barrelhouse, American Fiction: Best Unpublished Short Stories by Emerging Writers, Word Riot, Prime Number, River Teeth, Fourth Genre, Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, and other publications. Her short story, “My Mother’s Daughter,” won first prize in SolLit Magazine’s fiction contest. McNair teaches in the Department of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago, where she received the Excellence in Teaching Award, and was nominated for the U.S. Carnegie Professor of the Year.