Marly Youmans

Cooperstown, NY 13326

Author's Bio

Marly Youmans is the author of 13 books, primarily novels and poetry collections, as well as several Southern fantasies for younger readers. Recently she has served on a National Book Award judging panel. She has taught or served as writer in residence at Antioch, Hollins, Shared Worlds, etc. Please see for more information.

Publications and Prizes

A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage
(Mercer University Press, 2012)
, Catherwood
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1996)
, Claire
(Louisiana State University Press, 2003)
, Glimmerglass
(Mercer University Press, 2014)
, Ingledove
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005)
, Little Jordan
(David R. Godine, 1995)
, Maze of Blood
(Mercer University Press, 2015)
, Thaliad
(Phoenicia Publishing, 2012)
, The Curse of the Raven Mocker
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003)
, The Foliate Head
(STANZA Poetry, 2012)
, The Throne of Psyche
(Mercer University Press, 2012)
, The Wolf Pit
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2001)
, Val/Orson
(PS Publishing, 2009)
Prizes Won: 
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 for other awards and citations.

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Last updated: Jul 09, 2016