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Marshall Wins MassBook Award for ’Margaret Fuller’

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Emerson College Professor Megan Marshall, winner of a 2014 Massachusetts Book Award in Nonfiction.

Emerson College Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Megan Marshall will receive a 2014 Massachusetts Book Award in Nonfiction for her biography of Transcendentalist and journalist Margaret Fuller at a State House ceremony on January 12.

In Margaret Fuller: A New American Life, which won the Pulitzer in 2014, Marshall delves into the life and loves of the 19th-century New York Tribune columnist, social reformer, and foreign correspondent.

This is the second Massachusetts Book Award for Marshall, Charles Wesley Emerson College Professor in the Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing. The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism took the award in 2006, and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist that year.

The Massachusetts Book Awards, given by the Massachusetts Center for the Book, recognize major work in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children’s/young adult literature published by or about residents of the Commonwealth. It is the largest state book awards program in the United States. 

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