Fiction writer Margaret-Love
Denman was born April 25, 1940, in Oxford, Mississippi, and she
received her B.A. (1961) and her M.A. (1966) from the nearby University
of Mississippi. In 1990, Viking published her first novel, A
Scrambling after Circumstance, which was released by Penguin
in 1991 in its Contemporary American Fiction series.
The novel was nominated for both PEN/Faulkner
and PEN/Hemingway awards. She joined the faculty of the University
of New Hampshire, Durham, in 1991 as a professor of English.
Since 1993, she has directed the university's creative writing program.
In 2001, she and Chicago writer Barbara
Shoup co-authored Novel Ideas: Contemporary Authors Share the
Creative Process, a collection of interviews with 23 well-known
authors, including Richard
Ford, Lee Smith, Michael Chabon, Tony Hillerman, Wally Lamb,
Sena Jeter Naslund, and Alice McDermott..
posted April 2002)
Links & Info
page at the University of New Hampshire's English
Department web site includes some additional information
about Margaret-Love Denman, including a club she founded in fourth
- A Scrambling After Circumstance. New York: Viking,
1990; New York: Penguin, 1991.
- (With Barbara Shoup). Novel Ideas: Contemporary Writers
Share the Creative Process. Macmillan, 2001.
- Articles and Interviews:
- Internet Resources
- About the Author:
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