Rosemary Mahoney (born January 28, 1961 Boston) is an American non-fiction writer.
She has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post Book World, The New York Times Book Review, Elle, National Geographic Traveler, O Magazine, and the New York Times Magazine.
The Early Arrival of Dreams: A Year in China was a New York Times Notable Book in 1990, and Whoredom in Kimmage: The World of Irish Women, was a New York Times Notable book and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist in 1994, British writer Jan Morris listed her 2007 Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman’s Skiff, as one of the 86 best travel books of all time.
She was awarded the Charles E. Horman Prize for Fiction Writing as an undergraduate at Harvard College, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a 1994 Whiting Award. She is a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow.
- The Early Arrival of Dreams: A Year in China. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2003. ISBN 978-0-618-03549-6.
- Whoredom in Kimmage: Irish women coming of age, Houghton Mifflin, 1993, ISBN 978-0-395-60201-0
- A Likely Story: One Summer with Lillian Hellman, The Singular Pilgrim, Doubleday, 1998, ISBN 978-0-385-47793-2
- The Singular Pilgrim: Travels on Sacred Ground. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2004. ISBN 978-0-618-44665-0.
- Down the Nile: alone in a fisherman's skiff. Hachette Inc. 2007. ISBN 978-0-316-10745-7.
- For the Benefit of Those Who See. Little, Brown and Company. 2014. ISBN 978-0-316-04342-7.
- ALEX WITCHEL (December 21, 1998). "AT LUNCH WITH: ROSEMARY MAHONEY; Reverberations From a Devastated Dream". New York Times.