Vol. 17, No. 30May 7, 1998

Successful career

A professor of English and a fellow at the University of Delaware's Center for Advanced Study, Jeanne Murray Walker has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, five Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowships and several Pew Foundation Fellowships.

She is the author of four other books of poetry, which won honors, including the Colladay Prize and the AWP Competition. Her poetry has been widely published in periodicals, such as Poetry and The Nation. Her fiction has also appeared in many places, including The Southern Review and Redbook.

Walker also is a playwright, whose scripts have been produced in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Boston and London. They have won many competitions, including the Washington National Theatre Competition, the Arlene R. and William P. Lewis Playwriting Award and the Virginia Duvall Mann Award. They have been supported by the Pew Foundation, the Minneapolis Playwrights' Center, Playwrights Preview Production and Lamb's Players Theatre. Next year, her play, Rowing Into Light on Lake Adley, will be produced by the Professional Theatre Training Program at UD.

Walker has read her work in bookstores, on the radio and at dozens of workshops and conventions across the country. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, E. Daniel Larkin, and their children, Molly and Jack.