Maria Flook

Fellow: Awarded 2007

Field of Study: Fiction

Competition: US & Canada


Maria Flook is Distinguished Writer-in Residence at Emerson College.  She is the author of the nonfiction books My Sister Life: The Story of My Sister's Disappearance (Pantheon, 1998) and the New York Times bestseller Invisible Eden: A Story of Love and Murder on Cape Cod (Broadway Books, 2003).  Her fiction includes the novels  Lux (Little, Brown, 2004), Open Water (Pantheon, 1995), Family Night (Pantheon, 1993), which received a PEN American/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Special Citation, and a collection of stories entitled You Have the Wrong Man  (Pantheon, 1996).  She has also publiched two collections of poetry: Sea Room and Reckless Wedding, winner of the Houghton Mifflin New Poetry Series. 

Before joining the full-time faculty at Emerson College, she taught at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, Warren Wilson College, Rhode Island College, and the Graduate Writing Seminars at Bennington College.