From Page to Stage
Guest Reviewer Clint McCown
Professor McCown studied acting at the Circle-in-the Square in NYC and subsequently toured with the National Shakespeare Company and the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre. He worked as a broadcast journalist in 1978 and received the Associated Press Award for Documentary Excellence for his investigations of organized crime and political corruption. After receiving his MFA from Indiana University, where he served as editor of Indiana Review, he taught for 20 years at Beloit College, where he also served as founding editor and publisher of the Beloit Fiction Journal. He is a playwright and novelist, screenwriter for Warner Bros. and a Creative Consultant for HBO television. He is currently head of the MFA program at Virginia Commonwealth University and a faculty member for the Vermont College of Fine Arts low-residency MFA program. His novels include Haints, The Member-Guest, War Memorials, and The Weatherman; his poetry collections include Sidetracks, Labyrinthiad, Wind Over Water, and Dead Languages. The only two-time winner of the American Fiction Prize, he is also a past recipient of the Society of Midland Authors Award, the S. Mariella Gable Prize, an Academy of American Poets Prize, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers designation, a Distinction in Literature citation from the Wisconsin Library Association, the Germaine Bree Book Award, an NEA grant, and three Pulitzer nominations.
Awarded Best New Play at the New Play Festival at Wake Forest University.