Mick Cochrane

Chair/Professor

B.A., English, University of St. Thomas
Ph.D., English, University of Minnesota

cochrane@canisius.edu 2662 Office: CT 901

Mick Cochrane’s critical and creative interests include Raymond Carver, Bob Dylan, baseball literature, the art of biography, fiction, memoir, and poetry. He’s published stories, poems, and essays in literary magazines such as The Sun, Five Points, and The Cincinnati Review, as well as four novels. Among the courses he teaches are Introduction to Creative Writing, Literary Publishing, and Fiction Writing. He is coordinator of the Canisius College Contemporary Writers Series and faculty moderator of Quadrangle, the Canisius College magazine of literary and visual arts.

Awards

Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award, May 2015
Peter Canisius Distinguished Teaching Professor, 1998-2001, 2003-2006, 2008-2011
New York Public Library “Books for the Teen Age” Citation, 2002
Barnes and Noble, Discover Great New Writers Award, finalist, 1997
National Endowment for the Humanities Study Grant, 1991

Publications

“Last Lecture,” The Sun, March, 2018.
[ https://www.thesunmagazine.org/issues/507/last-lecture]
Fitz: A Novel, Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2012. paperback reprint, Ember (Random House), 2013.
The Girl Who Threw Butterflies: A Novel, Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2009; paperback reprint, Yearling (Random House), 2010. 
Sport: A Novel, Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, 2001; paperback reprint, University of Minnesota Press, 2003. 
Flesh Wounds: A Novel, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 1997; paperback reprint, Penguin, 1999.