Friday, April 2, 2010

About C. E. Morgan

As I mentioned in Thursday's post, the author of our Featured Book of the Month for April is a Kentuckian, born in Ohio. She attended Berea College, where she studied English and voice, and earned her master’s in theological studies from Harvard Divinity school.

Her career is still quite young, so information about her is limited. Listed below are a few items I've pulled together that should help give you a slightly more well-rounded idea about who she is and how she views her craft:

The first is an audio clip of an interview with Morgan from Random House of Canada’s website, She talks at length about her experience writing All the Living.

The second is from the "Book Notes" feature of the blog Largehearted Boy, in which the author is asked to provide a musical playlist for their novel. In Morgan’s case, the result is a classical music primer, of sorts. Here’s what she says about her list: “What follows is not comprehensive and not programmatic..these pieces don't impress through virtuosity alone, and I make no claims for their supremacy within the genre. I just believe that the best place to start is with whatever moves you”

(At the bottom of her music list you’ll also find a nice collection of more than a dozen links to reviews of All the Living)!

And lastly, here’s a link to a short story she wrote which was published in the New York Times in December of 2008, titled, “Over by Christmas”.

I hope you're enjoying the book so far. Leave a comment and tell me what you think!


Susan Mitchell said...

I think the reason there isn't much information about her is because she's very private. That seems to be the gist of the stuff available online. Enjoying the book so far!

Tricia said...

I think you're right. I got the same impression. However, if she continues to produce writing that attracts this kind of attention and praise, there will be LOTS more written about her, even if only in reference to her work.

So glad to hear you're enjoying it--keep us posted!

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