Biography

Frank McCourt

Frank McCourt (1930-2009) was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Irish immigrant parents, grew up in Limerick, Ireland, and returned to America in 1949. For 30 years he taught in New York City high schools. His first book, ANGELA'S ASHES, won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the L.A. Times Book Award. In 2006, he won the prestigious Ellis Island Family Heritage Award for Exemplary Service in the Field of the Arts and the United Federation of Teachers John Dewey Award for Excellence in Education.

Frank McCourt

Books by Frank McCourt

written and read by Frank McCourt - Memoir, Nonfiction

In bold and spirited prose featuring his irreverent wit and heartbreaking honesty, Frank McCourt records the trials, triumphs and surprises he faces in public high schools around New York City. His methods anything but conventional, McCourt creates a lasting impact on his students through imaginative assignments, singalongs and field trips.

by Frank McCourt - Memoir, Nonfiction

"When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while," write Frank McCourt in his memoir. ANGELA'S ASHES, imbued on every page with McCourt's astounding humor and compassion, is a glorious book that bears all the marks of a classic.