Jean McGarry is the author of nine books of fiction, story collections, and novels. Among these are the novels Gallagher's Travels and The Courage of Girls, and the short story collection Dream Date. Her 2006 novel, A Bad and Stupid Girl, received the University of Michigan Fiction Prize. The most recent of her books is No Harm Done, published by Dalkey Archive. She is a professor in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. Her short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Yale Review, Boulevard, The Southwest Review, and others. She is a graduate of the Baltimore-Washington Psychoanalytic Institute.