Marly Youmans

Fiction Writer, Poet

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.

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Publications & Prizes


Maze of Blood (Mercer University Press, 2015)
Glimmerglass (Mercer University Press, 2014)
A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage (Mercer University Press, 2012)
Val/Orson (PS Publishing, 2009)
Ingledove (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005)
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)


Thaliad (Phoenicia Publishing, 2012)
The Foliate Head (STANZA Poetry, 2012)
The Throne of Psyche (Mercer University Press, 2012)
Claire (Louisiana State University Press, 2003)
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 update: Jul 09, 2016