Philip F. O’Connor, Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, August 16, after a prolonged illness. Phil was a faculty member in the Creative Writing Program from 1967-1992 and was preparing two works of fiction at the time of his death.

Among his many works are:
A Season for Unnatural Causes (1970)
Old Morals, Small Continents, Darker Times (1971)
Stealing Home (1979)
Ohio Woman (1985)
Defending Civilization (1988)
Finding Brendan (1991)
Martin’s World (1993)

To read more about Professor O’Connor’s many accomplishments and to post condolences, a blog site in his memory is available at

MS 724 – Philip F. O’Connor Collection
Papers, 1960s-1994
Correspondence, literary manuscripts, books, and printed material by novelist and co-founder of Bowling Green State University’s Creative Writing Program. Rare Books Collection.