Bio

I am a writer and teacher based at Harvard University. Currently, I teach expository writing to first-year undergraduates.  

My current book project is a group biography of five women writers and artists who met at the Radcliffe Institute in the early 1960s. In The Equivalents, I tell the story of this remarkable friend group, the art it produced, and the feminist movement it galvanized. The book will be published by Knopf in March 2020.

I also write literary criticism, reviews, and essays. My work has appeared in the New York Times, The Nation, and the London Review of Books, among other publications. Much of my writing, including some print articles, can be found online; I'm happy to send clips of anything not available. 

I graduated from Harvard's doctoral program in English in May of 2015. 

If you'd like to contact me, I can be reached at magsrdoherty@gmail.com