Marjorie R. Hudson

Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

Marjorie Hudson was born in a small town in Illinois, raised in Washington, D.C., and has lived in rural North Carolina for almost 30 years. She is the author of Accidental Birds of the Carolinas, a PEN/Hemingway Honorable Mention for Distinguished First Fiction, and Searching for Virginia Dare, a North Carolina Arts Council Notable Book. A 2012 North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship recipient, Hudson has published stories, essays, and poems in 5 anthologies. She writes on topics ranging from pond fishing to Sufi dancing, from extraordinary dogs to English explorers, from the artist’s life to the life of the monarch butterfly. Hudson teaches creative writing at Central Carolina Community College and her own Kitchen Table Workshops, and she lectures on history and creative writing through the NC Humanities Council.

Publications & Prizes

Topograph: New Writing from the Carolinas and the Landscape Beyond (Novello Festival Press, 2010)
What Doesn't Kill You (Press 53, 2010)
Birthed from Scorched Hearts (Fulcrum, 2008)
Accidental Birds of the Carolinas (Press 53, 2012)
The Literarian
Prizes won: 

PEN/Hemingway Honorable Mention 2012, UCross Foundation Fellowship, NC Arts Council Fellowship, Headlands Center for the Arts Fellowship, two Pushcart Special Mentions, Novello Literary Award Finalist, Hedgebrook Writer in Residence

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
The Eye of the Story by Eudora Welty, Angel on the Roof: Stories by Russell Banks, The Mistress's Daughter by A.M. Homes, Butterfly's Child by Angela Davis-Gardner, The Half-Life of Home by Dale Neal

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English American
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Washington , DC
District Of Columbia
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Last update: Feb 23, 2013