Mary Helen Stefaniak


With the Between the Lines Book Club, Iowa City
Contact Mary Helen via this website to set up a visit--in person, by phone, Skype, email--for your book club, library, or festival. Or email

Thur, April 16, 2015
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Mary Helen will talk about writing and read from The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia, and other work at Hawk's Landing, in the NECC Student Center at Northeast Community College, 801 E. Benjamin Ave, Norfolk, Nebraska. Call (402) 844-7673 for information.

Selected Works

A hidden history of the South emerges when a worldly teacher leads Threestep, GA, to reinvent itself, setting in motion events that lead to triumph and tragedy for a black teenager who happens to be the smartest person in Piedmont County, Georgia.
Hilarious and moving, a masterful debut novel about a Milwaukee immigrant family's secret history.
Short Fiction
"Every story I have ever written is in some sense an argument with Flannery O'Connor, as well as a tribute to her. This story happens to be the only one that mentions her by name."
Short stories by Nebraska writers edited by Ladette Randolph, with an introduction by Mary Pipher
Fiction (short stories)
In these nine stories, “the familiar world is both funnier and sadder than it seems.”
--Kalamazoo Gazette
Creative Non-Fiction
A rich and comprehensive collection of literary writings about the Midwest.