Corinne M. Demas
Professor of English
Fiction writing; the short story (genre); writing children's literature; twentieth-century British and American literature
Corinne Demas teaches courses in literature and creative writing. She is the author of twenty-eight books in a variety of genres. She's published four novels, two collections of short stories, a memoir, a collection of poetry, and numerous books for children, and edited an anthology of short stories. Her most recent books include the novel, The Writing Circle, and the YA novel Everything I Was. Her one-act play Blue Straw Hat, was produced in 2009 and 2011. Her children's books include the award-winning The Disappearing Island and Saying Goodbye to Lulu. She is a fiction editor of The Massachusetts Review. Visit the website of Corinne Demas...
(Note: Publications before 2000 are under the name Corinne Demas Bliss)
- Everything I Was (YA novel), Carolrhoda/Lerner, 2011.
- The Writing Circle (novel), Hyperion/Voice, 2010. Paperback 2011.
- The Donkeys Postpone Gratification (poetry collection), Finishing Line Press, 2009.
- Great American Short Stories: From Hawthorne to Hemingway (Editor), Barnes & Noble Classics Series, 2004.
- Eleven Stories High: Growing Up in Stuyvesant Town, 1948--1968 (memoir), State University of New York Press. September 2000.
- What We Save for Last (short story collection), Milkweed Editions, 1992.
- Daffodils or the Death of Love (short story collection), University of Missouri Press, 1983.
- The Same River Twice (novel), Athenaeum, 1982.
- Saying Goodbye to Lulu (picture book, illustrated by Ard Hoyt), Little, Brown, Spring, 2004.
- The Boy Who was Generous With Salt (picture book, illustrated by Michael Hays), Cavendish Children's Books, Marshall Cavendish, 2002.
- The Magic Apple (retelling of a Jewish folktale, illustrated by Alexi Natchev), Golden Books, 2002.
- Nina's Waltz (picture book, illustrated by Deborah Lanino), Orchard Books, 2000.
- If Ever I Return Again (middle-grade novel), HarperCollins. Spring 2000. French edition, Si Je Reviens, Bayard Jeunesse. Fall, 2002
- Hurricane! (picture book, illustrated by Lenice Strohmeier), Cavendish Children's Books, Marshall Cavendish, 2000.
- The Disappearing Island (picture book, illustrated by Ted Lewin), Simon & Schuster, 2000.
- The Perfect Pony (leveled reader, illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers), Random House, 2000.
- The Littlest Matryoshka (picture book, illustrated by Kathryn Brown), Hyperion Books for Children, 1999.
- Snow Day (sequel to The Shortest Kid in the World, illustrated by Nancy Poydar), Random House, 1998.
- Electra and the Charlotte Russe (picture book, illustrated by Michael Garland), Boyds Mills Press, 1997.|
- The Shortest Kid in the World (leveled reader, illustrated by Nancy Poydar), Random House, 1995.
- Matthew's Meadow (environmental fable, illustrated by Ted Lewin), Harcourt Brace, 1992. Voyager Books (paperback), 1997. Adapted for stage by the Regional Touring Theatre Company of Western Illinois University (produced Spring, 1994).
- That Dog Melly! (picture book, illustrated by the author), Hastings House, 1981.
Forty short stories published in a variety of literary journals and magazines including:
- The Kenyon Review
- The Southern Review
- Glimmer Train
- The Virginia Quarterly Review
- Harvard Review
- Boston Review
- Agni Review
- American Literary Review
- "Top 50+ creative writing professors on Twitter," Boston.com, May 22, 2012
- "Demas Featured in Summer Fiction Series," WFCR radio, July 14, 2011
- "Demas Talks Teenagers and Transitions," Office of Communications, February 15, 2011.
- "Poet Corinne Demas: Inspired by Donkeys ..." , Office of Communications, January 13, 2011.
- "Just the Right Words," The New York Times, December 24, 2010.
- "Corinne Demas: The Writing Circle," Writers Cast, November 8, 2010.
- "An Author's Adventures In Clamming," Huffington Post, August 4, 2010.
- "Finding emotional truth in donkeys," Cape Cod Day, January 3, 2010.
- "MHC's Demas Discusses Playwriting," Amherst Bulletin, March 20, 2009.
- "MHC's Corinne Demas Pens One-Woman Play," Office of Communications, March 10, 2009.
- "MHC's Demas Pens Play for FPs," Office of Communications, March 9, 2009.
- "MHC's Demas Publishes New Children's Book," Office of Communications, December 1, 2008.
- "MHC's Demas Publishes New Children's Book," Office of Communications, November 24, 2008.
- "Corinne Demas at Odyssey February 9," Odyssey Bookshop, February 6, 2008.
- "MHC's Demas discusses Nina's Waltz," Office of Communications, December 18, 2007.
- "Professor Demas Reflects on Stuyvesant Town," New York Times, September 3, 2006.