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Marly Youmans

Author's Bio

Marly Youmans is the author of 11 books, primary novels and poetry collections, as well as several Southern fantasies for younger readers. In the past year, she served on the National Book Award judging panel for young people's literature and published three books: a novel, "A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage" (Mercer); a collection of poems, "The Foliate Head" (UK: Stanza Press); and an epic adventure in blank verse, "Thaliad" (Montreal: Phoenicia Publishing. Upcoming: She will be reading at various sites in North Carolina in August 2013, in South Carolina in October 2013, and will be teaching at Antioch in summer, 2014. Please see http://thepalaceat2.blogspot.com/p/events.html for more information.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage (Mercer University Press, 2012), Thaliad (Phoenicia Publishing, 2012), The Foliate Head (STANZA Poetry, 2012), The Throne of Psyche (Mercer University Press, 2012), Val/Orson (PS Publishing, 2009), Ingledove (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005), Claire (Louisiana State University Press, 2003), The Curse of the Raven Mocker (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003), The Wolf Pit (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2001), Catherwood (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1996), Little Jordan (David R. Godine, 1995)
Prizes:
The Ferrol Sams Award for Fiction, 2012, and Silver Award, ForeWord BOTYA in fiction for "A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage" (Mercer, University Press, 2012) The Michael Shaara Award, 2001, and short list, Southern Book Award, for "The Wolf Pit" (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2001) Two Theodore Hoepfner Awards, New Writer's Award of Capital Region Magazine, Gertrude Claytor Prize, AAP Hollins College. Please see individual book pages at www.thepalaceat2.blogspot.com for other awards and citations.

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Listing last updated: August 9, 2013

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