Mick Cochrane


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

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 University Contemporary Writers Series and faculty moderator of Quadrangle, the Canisius University magazine of literary and visual arts.


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


“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.