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Agnes Bushell, Associate Professor

Agnes Bushell

Agnes Bushell, a journalist, essayist, and novelist, has been on the faculty of Maine College of Art since 1985.  She was born in Queens, New York, educated at the University of Chicago and the University of Southern Maine, and holds degrees in philosophy and literacy education. Of her ten published novels, three are set in Portland. Wilson and Wilder, Portland’s own fictional lesbian detective team, are the protagonists of her mysteries, Shadowdance and Death by Crystal, while her novel Local Deities is a roman-á-clef based on the Portland trial of Maine’s most distinguished political radical. The narrator of her most recent novel, Fabrice in Flight, is an art historian who teaches at an art college in an unnamed city in northern New England. Professor Bushell is a member of PEN and a frequent contributor to Down East Magazine.


BA, Philosophy, University of Southern Maine
MS, Literacy Education, University of Southern Maine