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Kathleen Finneran

Born: Dec 3, 1957

Birthplace: St. Louis

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Kathleen Finneran

Date of Birth : Dec 3, 1957
Birth Place : St. Louis

Kathleen Finneran is an American author, born in St. Louis, Missouri on December 3, 1957. She wrote the book-length family memoir The Tender Land. Finneran received a Whiting Award in 2001 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003. She teaches at Washington University and was a guest professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she led workshops on memoir and personal essay. On May 17, 2010, Kathleen Finneran awarded Christopher Bachmann and Tony Minnick from St. Louis University High School, an award for exemplary and outstanding literary work.


  • Writer

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
  • Whiting Writers'' Award
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