"Men have forgotten God; that's why all this happened."
-Aleksander Solzhenitsyn

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Andrew McNabb grew up in Massachusetts. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and New York University. Andrew is a Lay Dominican, and the great-grandnephew of Fr. Vincent McNabb, OP, one of the 20th century's truly great men.  He lives in Maine. ​​

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8 Days & Virtue

A Spiritual Memoir and Prose Poem

"In 8 Days, Andrew McNabb recounts the ecstatic mystical religious experiences that took place in his life over an eight day period in 2011.  With literary attention, this career short story writer, husband, and father of four details how he was swept up into a place "not quite here" and "not quite there," a place in which he experienced both the ethereal and the terrifying, the awe-inspiring and the confounding.

Virtue is the book-length prose poem, or mystical prayer, that was the catalyst to the author's experiences."

Recent Writings

Read Andrew's meditation, The Battle of Earthly Life, here.  

Read Andrew's meditation, The Right Wayhere

Read Andrew's meditation, Against Falseness, Against Fakeness, he​re. 

The Body of This
A Short Story Collection

(N.B.: recently re-released in paperback, with four new stories and an introduction by Katy Carl.)

"Every now and then the real thing [McNabb] comes along: a Catholic writer who writes well enough to satisfy literate readers who judge fiction by the canons of fiction, not theology.  You recognize him not by his profession of faith...but by his well-crafted works of fiction infused with a sacramental intelligence."     

--DEAL HUDSON, Author, Onward Christian Soldiers and An American Conversion

"Andrew McNabb's thought-jabbing vignettes can be as radically transforming as viniculture, turning the water of everyday experience into the wine of life."
-JOSEPH PEARCE, Author, The Quest for Shakespeare

"The Body of This is a tough little bundle of shards that can as easily cut and make you bleed as it can reflect the one true light...Andrew McNabb is a brave storyteller."

"...exquisite..." (in Standpoint Magazine, U.K.)
-PIERS PAUL READ, Author, Alive

Listen to Roy Schoeman, author of Salvation is from the Jews, interview Andrew on his weekly radio show on Radio Maria. 

Read Dan Burke's recommendation of 8 Days & Virtue at SpiritualDirection.com​

​Listen to Andrew's interview at Church & Culture on Ave Maria Radio

Reviews of The Body of This:
Crisis Magazine, Dappled Things, The Short ReviewRelief JournalNew Blackfriars Review, Bobz Book ReviewsThe Weekly SentinelA Catholic Mom Climbing the Pillars, Maine Sunday Telegram (4/12/09), Fr. Robert Barron's Word on Fire (10/10), Gilbert Magazine (Jul/Aug 2009), Portland Press Herald (4/2/09), The Catholic Herald (U.K.) (2009)

The Fine Delight, "The Back Cover," Catholic Radio International; Dappled Things, "Obsessed with What's Next,"; Word of Mouth, New Hampshire Public Radio; This is The Day, CatholicTV; Reading with Robin (WHJJ, Providence, RI); Son Rise Morning Show (Sacred Heart Radio, Cincinnati), Reading of Select Stories: "Cover to Cover," Catholic Radio International

Panel Discussion of The Body of This: 
"Cover to Cover," Catholic Radio Int'l, (panelists: Matthew Lickona, Katy Carl and Joseph O'Brien)

Discussion Podcast
The Craft of Writing in Maine (Maine Humanities Podcast with Lewis Robinson and Lisa Carey)