Rosemary Mahoney was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1961. She was educated at Harvard College and Johns Hopkins University and has been awarded numerous awards for her writing, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers Award, a nomination for the National Book Critics’ Circle Award, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Transatlantic Review Award for Fiction, and Harvard's Charles E. Horman Prize for writing.
Mahoney is the author of six books of non-fiction: For the Benefit of Those Who See; Dispatches from the World of the Blind, Down the Nile; Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff, A Likely Story: One Summer with Lillian Hellman, The Singular Pilgrim: Travels on Sacred Ground, Whoredom in Kimmage: The World of Irish Women, and The Early Arrival of Dreams; A Year in China.
She has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The London Observer, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Book World, The New York Times Book Review, Elle, National Geographic Traveler, O, the Oprah Magazine, and many others. She is a citizen of Ireland and the United States. She lives in Greece.
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