Annual Literary Festival
Old Dominion University
October 3-6, 1983
Fran McCullough is a senior editor at Dial Press, where she has worked for the past two years. Before joining Dial Press, she worked as an editor for sixteen years at Harper & Row. Recently she has edited The Journals of Sylvia Plath and has published among others the works of N. Scott Momaday, Ted Hughes, Robert Bly, Dorothy Dinnerstein, Diana Kennedy, and Susan Griffin. McCullough was the recipient of the Roger Klein Award for Creative Editing and in 1980 served as the chair of the Literature Panel of the National Endowment for the Arts. She has also worked as a panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts and has edited two anthologies of poetry for teenagers, Earth, Air, Fire and Water and Love is Like the Lion's Tooth, the latter due to be published by Harper & Row in 1984.
During her Thursday afternoon talk, titled "The Book Business: An Editor's Viewpoint," McCullough will discuss the state of contemporary American publishing and answer questions from the audience. [extracted from 1983 brochure]