Mary K Hawley
Mary K. Hawley writes fiction, poetry, and translations of poetry (Spanish to English). Her short fiction has appeared in the journals Fifth Wednesday and Easy Street, and her story “Skies of Blue” won a 2019 Illinois Literary Award. She is seeking an agent for her unpublished novel, THE SPARKLE EXPERIMENT, which won first place for women’s fiction in the 2015 WisRWA Fab Five contest. She is the author of a poetry collection, DOUBLE TONGUES (Tia Chucha Press), and co-translator of the bilingual poetry anthology ASTILLAS DE LUZ/SHARDS OF LIGHT (Tia Chucha Press). Her poems and poetry translations have been widely published, and she has written several children’s books. She helps coordinate Palabra Pura, the bilingual reading series of the Guild Literary Complex in Chicago, and has appeared at many literary venues around Chicago and the Midwest as a curator or featured guest. She is a Goodreads author and a member of WFWA and AWP.
Awards and Recognition
- 2019 Illinois Arts Council Literary Award; 2015 Silver Quill Award in Women's Fiction from WisRWA