Monday, October 08, 2007

What is Megan Marshall reading?

The current featured contributor to Writers Read: Megan Marshall, author of The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism, which won the Francis Parkman Prize, awarded by the Society of American Historians, the Mark Lynton History Prize, the Massachusetts Book Award in nonfiction, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in biography and memoir.

Marshall is an assistant professor at Emerson College where she teaches narrative nonfiction writing and the art of archival research in the MFA program. She is at work on a biography of Ebe Hawthorne, Nathaniel's brilliant and reclusive older sister.

One title among her recent reading:
Anne Fadiman's At Large and at Small, a second collection of essays written during her years as editor of The American Scholar -- celebrating everything from coffee to ice cream to nineteenth-century innovations in the British postal service. Fadiman can make a delectable literary confection of any subject she chooses. I have eaten them all, and you should too. [read on]
Learn more about The Peabody Sisters at the publisher's website.

The Page 99 Test: The Peabody Sisters.

Writers Read: Megan Marshall

--Marshal Zeringue